June 14, 2022

Synthetic Opioid Use Up Almost 800% Nationwide

Synthetic opioid use increased by almost 800% over 7 years, new research shows
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.
April 20, 2022

Synthetic opioid more potent than fentanyl turning up in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WANE) A synthetic opioid that can be up to 40 times more powerful than fentanyl is turning up in Ohio according to Attorney General Dave Yost.
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.
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.
April 13, 2022

Drug overdose deaths in the US tick up again to another record high, according to CDC data

(CNN)The unprecedented rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States continues, reaching another record high, according to new provisional data published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
November 11, 2021

The Faces of a Crisis: Lives lost to overdose as opioid epidemic surges through Ohio, fueled by fentanyl

Three in 4 overdose deaths are caused by the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.