Small Town Ohio Plagued by Drugs
Ironton, Ohio is a small town that sits on the Ohio River. Its schools are known to be some of the best in the state of Ohio and the town has always been considered safe. It used to be possible for a female to take a walk alone after dark without anyone bothering her. If someone did, it would be a simple nod from a passerby.
But this small town has been seeing a change. Drug dealers from Dayton and Detroit have been making their presence known. The city has seen some of its largest drug busts in recent months. One just occurred May 7, 2008 after a six week investigation concluded that the drug activity reported to authorities by neighbors was indeed fact.
However, there were more than the arrested five adults and Oxycodone taken out of the home. There were also child safety seats being carried out to vehicles that would transport the four children within the home to foster families waiting to take care of them.
Ironton, Ohio’s drug task force has done a wonderful job in getting drug dealers off of the streets. In March, they busted a couple who had $80,000 worth of cocaine within their possession. And to think that those drugs could have landed in the hands of children or resulted in the endangerment of children.Tags: cocaine, Drug, drugs