Alleged Rite Aid Robber in Custody of Steubenville Police – WTRF

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio –

Steubenville Police have arrested 57 year old Benjamin Goffoli after they say he allegedly walked into Rite Aid in Steubenville and demanded the pharmacist turn over Oxycodone pills. He got away with 1,100 pills altogether.

At the time of Goffoli’s arrest, none of the pills were recovered. Police Chief Bill McCafferty says because of the large amount of pills, they’re seeking very (more…)

Prosecutors insist on guilt of doctor in pill case – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

April 4, 2012 8:25 am

By Torsten Ove / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal prosecutors in West Virginia say they would have proved an indicted New Jersey doctor who died last month was fueling the prescription pill abuse problem in the Ohio Valley for his own financial benefit, with his pain clinics sometimes receiving $200,000 a month in cash from people with no medical need for the (more…)

Scioto man charged; thousands of oxycodone pills confiscated – Huntington Herald Dispatch

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A Scioto County man arrested Friday night had more than 3,745 oxycodone pills valued at more than $100,000 and 39 firearms, according to a news release from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department.

Members of the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force arrested William R. Stuckey, 59, of Tripp Street in South Webster at 7:45 p.m. Friday. The task force includes (more…)