Following a traffic stop for a missing front license plate that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Cincinnati motorist last year, State Senator Cecil Thomas from Cincinnati introduced a license plate law aimed at eliminating such stops. Senate Bill 202 proposes to change the…Read More
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The abuse of opiates and other prescription drugs presents a different set of policing and enforcement problems than the use of illegal drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamines. When the drug being abused is legally prescribed and obtained the number of potential sources of the…Read More
The mention of counterfeit drugs generally causes people to imagine a small bag of powdered sugar or talcum powder appearing to be cocaine or substances that are used to look like illegal drugs such as crack cocaine or methamphetamine. However, the appearance of a substance…Read More
In September, a traffic stop in East Liverpool, Ohio ended up making news throughout the United States when one of the officers on the scene took a picture that became a symbol of the damage done by the country’s opiate epidemic. But the picture also…Read More
As we approach Thanksgiving weekend and the start of the holiday season, it is wise to remember that Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of the holiday drunk driving season. Surprisingly, the increased risk of drunk driving does not start on Thanksgiving Day, rather the spike…Read More
One of the hallmarks of drug policy in the United States has been for harsh penalties for nearly all offenses involving drugs. The focus for drug offenses has slowly begun to change as more emphasis is being put on rehabilitation and treatment instead of strict…Read More