December 26, 2022

Northeast Ohio police chiefs provide update on effects of heroin in area

Heroin abuse and overdoses remain an issue nationwide and one that local police departments continued to battle over the past year.
December 14, 2022

Study: West Virginia has most fentanyl overdose deaths; Ohio, Kentucky in top 10

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The rate of fentanyl-related overdose deaths has skyrocketed over the last 10 years, even doubling since 2019, and West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio now rank in the top 10 in fentanyl overdose fatalities.
October 26, 2022

Erie County reports sudden spike in overdoses

SANDUSKY, Ohio (WJW) — It’s the second overdose alert Erie County has issued in the last 10 days.
October 27, 2022

Ohio counties seeing overdose increases

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Lorain County health officials have put out an overdose alert after 11 emergency room visits over a 24-hour period, with one fatality.
October 11, 2022

More Than 4 Million Deadly Dosages of Fentanyl Seized in Ohio During DEA Enforcement Surge

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Detroit Division today announced the results of an enforcement operation that resulted in significant fentanyl seizures across Ohio.
July 29, 2022

Lorain Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

A Lorain man was sentenced to 105 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Pamela A. Barker on July 28, 2022, for his role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing cocaine and heroin in the Lorain County area.
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.