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Ohio A Top Destination For Mail-Order Fentanyl From China

A forensic analyst at the Lake County Crime Laboratory handles a sample of fentanyl in powder form. (Nick Castele/WCPN ideastream)
A forensic analyst at the Lake County Crime Laboratory handles a sample of fentanyl in powder form. (Nick Castele/WCPN ideastream)

Opioids are flowing into Ohio in a way that would be familiar to anyone who’s shopped online: People are placing orders on the internet, and having packages of fentanyl delivered to their doors.

Law enforcement officials say they’re seeing an uptick in cases, and Ohio is a top destination. Nick Castele from Here & Now contributor Station WCPN ideastream reports.

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