State Agents Urge Bars, Party Hosts to Stop Encouraging Excessive Drinking

With Ohio’s college football season underway and the professional season kicking off Sunday, it is a great time to remind servers and party hosts not to serve to anyone who has consumed too much alcohol. Excessive drinking during football games, whether at the game, near the stadium, at a bar or a party, is a […]

MARMET Seizes Over 100 Marijuana Plants from Area Fields

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On September 3, 2014, members of the MARMET / METRICH Drug Task Force with the assistance of BCI Agents, and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a one day preplanned marijuana eradication operation. This type of operation is conducted all around Ohio involving several different agencies. Using a helicopter from Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, which […]

MARMET Makes “Major” Drug Seizure

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The MARMET Drug Task Force said they made a “major” drug seizure on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 when detectives made a traffic stop on State Route 4, just south of Barks Road. During the stop at about 11:30 a.m., a passenger in the vehicle, Anthony T. Washington was arrested on multiple charges. Washington, 19 from […]

State Agents Urge Witnesses to Not Turn Their Backs

As students at Ohio’s colleges begin returning to campus, agents with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit want to remind everyone Don’t turn your back, ACT. Drugging drinks, or drink tampering, happens to both female and males, at bars or even house parties, and often leads to sexual assault or robbery. “We […]

Police: Shots Fired into Two Marion Apartments

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The Marion Police Department is investigating an incident where several shots were fired at two apartments on Sunday evening. At 10:46 p.m. on August 17, 2014, City dispatchers received the call reporting shots being fired into a residence at 967 Paula Drive. Officers responded to the area and said they discovered several rounds had been […]

Ohio Execution Moratorium Extended to Jan. 2015

A federal judge has extended a temporary moratorium on executions in Ohio until Jan. 15, 2015 to allow more time for the state to implement a new lethal-injection procedure. U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost’s order will delay four scheduled executions in the state using a new lethal-injection cocktail that’s come under scrutiny in recent months. […]

160 People Charged with Alcohol Offenses During Weekend Ohio Concerts

Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit recently worked three high-profile music events in Ohio, arresting 160 people for various alcohol related offenses. From Thursday, July 17 – Sunday, July 20, 2014, agents charged 99 people with mostly underage alcohol violations during the annual Jamboree in the Hills music festival. Other charges during the […]

Police: Heroin Recovered from Henry Street Search Warrant


On July 22, 2014, shortly after 4:00pm, detectives from the MARMET Drug Task Force executed a search warrant in relation to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. The search warrant was executed at 870 Henry Street in Marion with the help of officers from the Marion Police Department, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and […]

State Adding 3D Scanners to Help with Crime Scene Reconstruction


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that crime scene agents with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have a new tool to assist in documenting complex crime scenes. Agents are now using a 3D laser scanner, which sits on a tripod and rotates 360 degrees, to take millions of precise laser measurements […]

Marion Rep. Appointed as Chair of Opiate Addiction and Law Enforcement Summer Study Committee

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State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) has been appointed as chair of the Law Enforcement Perspectives on the Drug Epidemic & Its Impact on Families Study Committee. The committee is part of two bipartisan study committees, which will hold hearings regarding specific state issues throughout Ohio this summer. The special committee will continue the work completed […]