drug trafficking

Ohio prisons could become even more crowded under proposed bill

BY: - October 16, 2023

A proposed bill in the Ohio House would send more people to the state’s already overcrowded and understaffed prisons. The criminals this legislation targets should be there anyway, bill sponsors say. “Ohio’s prisons are meant to hold roughly 38,500 people — we are about 6,000 people above that mark right now,” Gary Daniels with the […]

Governor vetoes bill limiting health order penalties

BY: - July 17, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine officially vetoed a bill Friday that included an amendment reducing the penalties for violating COVID-19 health orders. DeWine said he agreed with the original intent of the bill, to enhance drug trafficking laws around state rehabilitation centers, but couldn’t sign the bill with the amendments to take away the chance of […]

Bill to raise drug trafficking penalties now also lowers health order violation penalties

BY: - May 8, 2020

A bill originally written to enhance drug trafficking laws around Ohio’s rehab centers now also lowers the consequences for violating pandemic health orders. The amendment to Senate Bill 55 joined the bill in a 58-35 Ohio House vote on Wednesday that went along party lines. While the bulk of the bill raises the severity of […]