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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.