Heroin

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services officials say accidental drug overdoses killed a record 3,050  Ohioans last year,  an average of eight per day.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says troopers seized seven times as much heroin during the first half of the year as they did during the first six months of 2015.

An online petition is calling on Ohio to quarantine heroin addicts.

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Multiple overdose deaths in one day last month in Columbus were caused by a mixture of heroin and Carfentanyl, a powerful large animal tranquilizer.

Arraignment is scheduled Wednesday for a Columbus woman indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on charges of injecting her father with a lethal dose of heroin.

The large-animal sedative being mixed with heroin in Akron, where more than a dozen people died of overdoses so far this month, is making its way to Montgomery County.

Associated Press

After a weekend full of opiate overdoses in Columbus, city officials encouraged drug addicts to obtain the widely-available antidote and seek treatment. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a suspect on charges of selling the fentanyl-laced heroin that caused a rash of overdoses on Sunday.

Columbus police say seven people were treated Sunday for suspected opiate overdoses; one died.

The Dublin school board has drafted a policy to place supplies of the heroin antidote naloxone in its buildings.

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State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in the heroin overdose death of her 14-month-old daughter.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to charges of killing his infant son by giving him a fatal mix of heroin and fentanyl last May.

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A Columbus man has been indicted on charges selling fentanyl-laced heroin that caused two recent, near-fatal overdoses.

The Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board is making free naloxone kits available to the families and friends of heroin addicts.

Cincinnati-based Kroger is following the lead of the CVS pharmacy chain in making the heroin overdose antidote naloxone available at its stores without a prescription.

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is introducing legislation to address the nation's growing opioid overdose epidemic with a comprehensive approach to addiction. 

Athens County Sheriff

An Athens County couple has been charged in the opiate-overdose death of a woman.

Columbus Division of Police

Bond is set at 15 thousand dollars for a Columbus woman who has pleaded not guilty to causing the heroin overdose death of her 14-month-old daughter last May.

The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from drug overdoses last year.

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