COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks about the opiate addiction problem in Ohio, three days after a major drug bust near Marietta.
Ohio's Attorney General keynoted a conference on addiction treatment in Columbus. It comes three days after a drug bust in southeast Ohio that involved three county sheriff's offices.
"Look at the places where communities are doing a good job in fighting back. Usually it is a grassroots effort that rises up because people get tired of seeing their loved ones die," DeWine said.
Seven people were indicted in the past week in McConnelsville, Marietta and Caldwell. Investigators say the arrests all connected to a drug ring there.
DeWine says four in ten people applying for certain types of blue collar jobs are unemployable because they test positive for drugs.