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Ohio authorities charge dozens in drug bust

Associated Press • Dec 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM

The charges announced Wednesday allege drugs were trafficked from the Columbus area, part of a trend that sees the capital city as a new distribution hub.

Investigators in Circleville and Pickaway County and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said 22 people face heroin trafficking charges, with another 17 suspects charged with trafficking drugs such as crack cocaine, painkillers or methamphetamine.

Last month, DeWine said the state is experiencing a heroin epidemic, with at least 11 overdose deaths a week.


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