Ohio authorities charge dozens in drug bust

Authorities have charged dozens of people in a drug bust that focused mainly on alleged mid-level heroin traffickers in central Ohio.
Associated Press
Dec 19, 2013


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.



Simple Enough II

Well if we added a little fentanyl like the mexicans did to the heroin they were importing a few years back, we could maybe quadruple or better the 11 deaths a week and soon we would have the numbers down to where it would be manageable and not an epidemic anymore..