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Authorities arrest 8 charged in alleged Ohio-to-Michigan drug trafficking pipeline
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:29 PM EDT
Authorities in southeast Ohio have arrested eight people in an effort to shut down what they call a drug pipeline from Athens through Columbus to Detroit.
Officials announcing the charges Monday in Athens say a car chase through Glouster in southeast Ohio on May 6 ended with the arrest of a 26-year-old Glouster man on charges of drug trafficking and drug possession.
Authorities also say they confiscated Oxycodone pills worth $42,000 along with $17,000 in cash found in a box with the pills.
Monday's charges were announced by the Athens County prosecutor, the Athens County sheriff, Athens city police and Ohio University police.