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Charges filed against 16 as part of drug investigation on and near OSU campus

TNS Regional News • Apr 27, 2013 at 4:07 PM

An undercover drug investigation on and around the Ohio State University campus has led to charges against 16 people and the seizure of drugs from cocaine to Ecstasy, authorities say.

Detectives with the Franklin County Drug Task Force partnered with OSU police to target dealers who were working in the campus area and selling to students, according to a release from Sheriff Zach Scott.

Details were to be released at an afternoon press conference today, but the sheriff canceled the event as it was about to begin at 1:30, saying that the investigation was continuing.

Some of the suspects have been charged but are not in custody, he said. More arrests are possible.

According to the news release, undercover investigators purchased drugs in 25 buys and also bought what authorities described as an assault-style rifle. The purchased drugs were worth more than $13,000 on the street.


By Theodore Decker - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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