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April 22, 2022

Lorain Man Sentenced to Eleven and a Half Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that Demarea L. Stafford, 40, of Lorain, Ohio, was sentenced on Thursday, April 21, 2022, by Judge John R. Adams to 138 months, or eleven and a half years, in prison.
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April 21, 2022

Dangerous synthetic opioid emerging across Ohio, turning up in Tri-State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - A dangerous synthetic opioid, up to 40 times stronger than fentanyl, is turning up in the Tri-State.
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April 21, 2022

How case against ex-doctor William Husel, accused in fentanyl deaths, fell apart

A two-month trial in Ohio included 53 witnesses for the prosecution, which had the burden of showing that Husel intended to murder 14 patients with high doses of painkillers.
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April 20, 2022

In Toledo, Portman Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition, Discusses His Work to Combat our Country’s Drug Epidemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in a roundtable discussion with the Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition – a multi-sector coalition that meets to discuss strategies, interventions, prevention and policies to help combat the effects of the opioid epidemic – where the group discussed Lucas County’s efforts to combat the epidemic in their community and how Congress can better help in those efforts.
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April 20, 2022

Ohio Jury Finds Doctor Not Guilty of Murder in Fentanyl Case -Columbus Dispatch

(Reuters) -An Ohio jury on Wednesday found Dr. William Husel, who had been accused of giving patients lethal doses of fentanyl, not guilty of 14 counts of murder, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.
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April 20, 2022

Ohio Doctor Not Guilty of Murdering Patients With High Opioid Doses

Jurors, once at an impasse, found William Husel, DO, not guilty after a week of deliberations
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April 20, 2022

An increase in potent "Frankenstein opioids" prompts warning from Ohio attorney general

A growing presence of dangerous synthetic opioids called nitazenes in Ohio has prompted a warning from the state's Attorney General Dave Yost.
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April 20, 2022

Ohio Attorney General issues warning for emerging synthetic opioid

Recent studies show that nitazene compounds can be anywhere from 1.5 to 40 times more potent than fentanyl.
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