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TPD: Arrests made following raid on east Toledo heroin traffickers


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

TOLEDO, Oh. (WNWO) — Two men are behind bars Tuesday after police raided multiple east Toledo homes believed to be dealing heroin. Toledo police along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation say they executed three search warrants Tuesday after undercover agents purchased heroin and/or fentanyl 52 times over a 6 month period. Police say a 62
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New program readies inmates for leaving jail


Monday, July 11, 2016

Two dozen Lucas County jail inmates sat in a semicircle and considered a question regarding the rest of their lives: What do you want your “dash” to be?Jacob Spellis drew a tombstone on the whiteboard and looked toward the crowd. He wrote in his year of birth, 1992, and a hyphen for the undetermined future. “You want to be known as the
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Lucas County sheriff John Tharp visits White House


Thursday, July 7, 2016

WASHINGTON — Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp joined law enforcement officials from across the United States in Washington today for a White House meeting with Michael Botticelli, the Obama administration’s national drug control policy director. The contingent discussed the role of recovery programs in the country's fight against prescription
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Obama administration takes action in opioid epidemic


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Obama administration is taking further action to stop the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. Right now it's in the hands of Congress to pass a $1-billion national program to give states money to fight the epidemic. While we wait for the money, officials are working to expand access to treatment and make it
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New Ohio Program Could Send Heroin Addicts to Treatment Instead of Jail


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 06--A new program will try to stop the revolving door where heroin addicts find themselves in trouble with the law, in jail and back on the streets only to repeat the cycle. The Front Door Initiative aims to push heroin and fentanyl users who come into contact with police -- typically through emergency overdose calls -- into outpatient treatment
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Lucas Co. Sheriff to speak with White House officials about local heroin epidemic


Thursday, June 30, 2016

TOLEDO, Oh. (WNWO) — White House staff and other national leaders are interested in learning more about a local program started to combat the heroin epidemic. Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp will travel to Washington, D.C. to speak with senior White House officials on July 6, in an effort to provide insight into the opioid epidemic.
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