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Federal Bureau of Investigation

A former Mount Vernon police detective accused of drug trafficking and who pleaded guilty to extortion is seeking leniency at sentencing, arguing he was motivated by a prescription painkiller addiction he developed after sustaining a shoulder injury while apprehending a suspect.

Columbus Division of Police

A Mount Vernon woman was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for helping a friend evade law enforcement after he killed his girlfriend and mother last year.

dea.gov

Sentencing is pending for two Columbus residents who are among four people who have pleaded guilty to charges of operating a drug ring.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

An Ohio police detective accused of drug trafficking and extortion has pleaded guilty.

Eight Charged In Athens-Columbus-Detriot Drug Pipeline

May 12, 2014

Athens County authorities say they have charged eight people with operating a prescription drug pipeline from Athens through Columbus to Detroit.

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control shows most drug overdose deaths in the U.S. involve prescription painkillers and not illegal substances.