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Jeff Sessions Escalates Drug War and Urges Prosecutors to Seek Harsh Sentencing


Friday, May 12, 2017

When President Trump came into office and appointed Jeff Sessions, drug war activists feared that he would take away the tremendous progress that was gained under the Obama administration. Now our greatest fear materialized when Attorney General Jeff Sessions just released a memo to prosecutors, calling on them to push for the “most serious”
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'Gray Death' Causes Worry


Thursday, May 4, 2017

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. The drug
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First responders having trouble fighting heroin epidemic; new legislation hopes to nip addiction


Thursday, April 20, 2017

When Matt Birr began his tenure at the Lansing Township Police Department over 10 years ago, he and his department seldom responded to calls of opiate- and opioid-related overdose calls. From the abuse of prescription medications like Vicodin or Oxycontin to hard street drugs like heroin, Birr — and officials all around the state — have seen
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Heroin Can Be Shipped To The U.S. Via The Postal Service. It's Time We Do Something About It.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Every day, poison is being shipped from China and other nations into our communities through our mail system. Synthetic forms of heroin like fentanyl, carfentanil, and U-4 are pouring into this country. These drugs are even more deadly than heroin - 50 times more toxic in some cases. Fentanyl is so powerful that all it takes is two milligrams - the
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Ohio to review heroin dealers' sentences after I-Team investigation, Gov. John Kasich says


Monday, April 10, 2017

CINCINNATI -- Ohio's director of public safety will personally review the findings of an I-Team investigation that found many heroin dealers convicted in Hamilton County never went to prison for their crime. Ohio Gov. John Kasich promised the review Monday, saying he was surprised to learn of the findings. Those put on probation in Hamilton County, rather
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Theodore Decker: Ohio needs more than talk to respond to opioid crisis


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Faced with an epidemic of sweeping lethality, Ohio seems committed to a cure by a thousand Band-Aids. In his State of the State address Tuesday night, Gov. John Kasich declared drug addiction “a common enemy” and said he will request up to $20 million to help further research and treatment breakthroughs relating to substance abuse. This latest
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