A former Ohio State football player and another man were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop. Former defensive lineman Michael Hill, and his passenger, were pulled over after Hill allegedly ran a red light near an interstate off-ramp.
Ohio State Representative Sedrick Denson, D-Bond Hill, reportedly faces criminal charges after a routine traffic stop earlier this month. Denson apparently was stopped for speeding and driving outside lane lines. Denson apparently submitted to a number of field sobriety tests, including the finger-to-nose, walk-and-turn and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. However, Denson allegedly refused a chemical test, according to the police complaint.
All across the nation, lawmakers are making an impact on criminal justice reform, particularly when it comes to minor drug crimes. Many people in possession of drugs for their own personal addictions have been charged with felonies in the state of Ohio. However, lawmakers recently introduced Senate Bill 3 in an effort to make many minor drug possession charges misdemeanors rather than felonies. Lawmakers hope the Senate passes the bill by June of this year.
If you were arrested for drug possession or any drug-related charges, there is every chance that your charges could be dismissed with the right defense strategy. Antonio Callaway, wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, was facing a misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession following a traffic stop in August of last year, but has since had the charge dismissed.
Three men here in Ohio are facing federal charges for possession of drugs. The FBI raided a regular neighborhood hangout and allegedly seized drugs and more than $10,000 in cash from two homes connected with the case. All three of the men suspected by the authorities to be involved have been charged with federal drug crimes and may face a prison sentence ranging from 10 years to life if they are convicted.
A corrections officer with Ohio's state prison system was put behind bars himself after an investigation by a special unit of the Ohio State Highway Patrol that looks in to crimes that happen within some of the state's prisons.
A lawsuit in federal court accuses a local Ohio court, along with the judge of that court and an Ohio city near Cincinnati, of violating the constitutional rights of several defendants.
Especially in the wake of the reported opioid epidemic, law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the Cincinnati area are eager to pursue those whom they suspect are involved in the unauthorized use or distribution of prescription drugs.
Many people might think that a controlled drug buy is a slam dunk for law enforcement. For those who do not know, a controlled buy is one set up by police using either an undercover officer or a confidential informant, oftentimes someone who is getting paid or who is trying to get leniency for pending charges.
An Ohio woman who was initially detained on charges related to alleged shoplifting was also charged with several drug offenses after police searched her purse.