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December 10, 2021

‘Murder for hire’: Members of opioid trafficking rings involved in ‘hits,’ court docs say

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A years-long investigation that just broke up one of the largest opioid drug trafficking organizations in Greater Cincinnati uncovered allegations “members have been involved in successful murder-for-hire ‘hits’, some of which are active and ongoing,” federal court records show.
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December 10, 2021

Officials: Overdose deaths trending in wrong direction

Law enforcement leaders and addiction experts detail what is causing a rise in overdose deaths. They said the pandemic, isolation and trauma are some of the key contributing factors. Fentanyl is the main culprit behind overdose deaths in Ohio
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December 8, 2021

Ohio drug overdose deaths jumped 26% in a year

The U.S. had more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths for the first time in a 12-month period, federal officials said. Nationally, there was an over 28% increase in drug overdose deaths in the one-year period ending April 2021 compared to April 2020. Ohio had more than a 26% jump in overdose deaths
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December 6, 2021

Lima City Council talks opioid settlement, playground equipment

Lima City Council met and voted on legislation on playground equipment and a settlement with large drug manufacturers.
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December 3, 2021

Potentially lethal fake prescription pills being sold in Ohio, narcotics officials warn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WXIX) - The Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) is warning Ohioans of fake prescription tablets being sold in the state.
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December 3, 2021

Cuyahoga County has eight suspected overdose deaths in one day

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner issued a public health alert Friday morning after at least eight suspected overdose deaths took place in Cuyahoga County.
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December 1, 2021

William Husel's Attorney Wants Murder Indictment Thrown Out

Former Mount Carmel doctor William Husel is back in court Wednesday as his attorneys try to convince a Franklin County judge to dismiss one of the largest murder indictments in Ohio history.
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December 1, 2021

Are Pharmacies to Blame in Opioid Deaths? Why Ohio's Federal Drug Verdict was an Important Test Case

Last week, a federal jury in Ohio found that several major pharmacy chains operating in two of the state’s counties contributed to opioid overdose deaths there.
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