Meth, fentanyl-tainted cocaine surge in Clermont County, following SW Ohio trends


Clermont County officials are reporting an influx in illegal drugs and an uptick in overdoses since the novel coronavirus pandemic settled in the region.

Sheriff's Lt. Rick DeRose, commander of the county's Narcotics Task Force, said agents are seeing more meth, at higher prices, and more cocaine, most of it tainted with fentanyl, in recent weeks. He also noted a surge in LSD on the streets.