OIU agents remind parents and graduates of Ohio’s alcohol laws

In high schools all across Ohio, graduates and their families are celebrating the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another. Those celebrations often include alcohol. In an effort to make this a safe graduation season, agents with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) remind parents and graduates to make the […]

MARMET concludes several major drug investigations

The MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force concluded several drug-related investigations over the past week and arrested three individuals for trafficking. One of those arrests took place in Toledo. On May 15, 2016, MARMET and the Ohio State Highway Patrol concluded a several month investigation by arresting Najmuddeen Salaam of Marion. Salaam, age 46, was stopped in […]

AG sues telemarketer for misleading Ohioans about computer virus

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a lawsuit against a telemarketer accused of tricking consumers into thinking their computers were infected with a virus in order to take their money. Dozens of consumers across Ohio are believed to have been affected. According to the lawsuit, Prime Technologies LLC and operator Linda Brown Massey, of […]

Marion man arrested after detectives say drugs were found during a traffic stop

MARMET detectives arrested a Marion man after allegedly discovering he was carrying over 90 bindles of heroin. Investigators later allegedly discovered cash, a handgun, and even more drugs at the man’s apartment. Monday, April 25, 2016, at approximately 10:30am, detectives from the MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of Barks […]

Attorney General DeWine, OhioHealth launch Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Heather Herron Murphy, manager of OhioHealth’s Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO), have announced the launch of a new helpline serving survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence across the state. Advocates with the Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline at 1-844-OHIO-HELP […]

OIU Agents remind parents and students of Ohio’s alcohol laws ahead of prom

Prom season in Ohio is about to get underway. High school students throughout the state are getting prom plans in place – including what they will be doing after the prom. In an effort to make this a safe prom season, agents with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) hope parents and […]

Deputies, Marshals recently blanketed Marion checking on registered sex offenders

Sheriff Tim Bailey announced deputies working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service for the Northern District of Ohio recently conducted an operation in Marion County to verify the residential addresses of sex offenders who are required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Between March 28th and March 31, 2016, teams […]

Ohio AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit leads nation in convictions

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Ohio’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit ranks first in the nation for the number of convictions secured in fiscal year 2015, according to a statistical summary of Medicaid fraud control units in all 50 states. A total of 160 individuals were convicted following investigations by Ohio’s unit, which is […]

Sheriff’s Office investigating shots fired into Amish homes

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two reports of houses in western Marion County being struck by gunshots. The incidents are believed to have occurred on March 20, 2016 at approximately 1:30am. Both locations were on the same county road and both were members of the Amish community. Investigators said that both homes were […]

Highway Patrol urges drivers: “Don’t press your luck this St. Patrick’s Day”

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) are urging drivers to designate a sober driver before celebrating the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that often involves high consumption of alcohol. OSHP will work with local law enforcement to remove impaired drivers as part of the National Highway Safety Administration’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk […]