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Human Trafficking Ringleader Gets 14 Years Behind Bars

The leader of a human trafficking ring that operated in central Ohio has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

1/19/2024

OOCIC Drug Interdiction Task Forces Seize More Than $63 Million in Narcotics in 2023

The law enforcement task forces organized under the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) confiscated more than $63 million in illegal drugs in 2023, including notable increases in cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms, Ohio Attorney General Yost announced today.

12/29/2023

Petition Summary Rejected Due to Omissions and Misstatements

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today rejected the petition summary of a proposed constitutional amendment, titled “Secure and Fair Elections,” that seeks to amend Article V and Sections 1, 2 and 6 of the Ohio Constitution.

12/28/2023

Authorities Seek Help Identifying Cuyahoga John Doe

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson are seeking assistance to identify a man whose body was found Nov. 14 on the CSX train tracks just west of the Tiedeman Road overpass in Brooklyn, Ohio.

12/28/2023

Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act Takes Effect in January

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is making the public aware of a new state law giving parents oversight of their children’s use of social media websites as well as online services and products aimed at children.

12/27/2023

Polluter’s Estate Agrees to Pay $300,000 for Cleanup of River in Northeast Ohio

The estate of a Lake County man whose illegal handling of dredged material polluted the East Branch Chagrin River has agreed to pay $300,000 for restoration of the waterway under a proposed settlement brokered by Attorney General Dave Yost.

12/22/2023

NIBIN Database, Coupled with DNA Technology, Paying Early Dividends for Ohio Law Enforcement

Six months after the expansion of digital ballistic testing, Ohio law enforcement agencies are receiving investigative results that are making a difference in solving gun crimes, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

12/21/2023

Massage Parlor Suspected of Illicit Activity Searched by Law Enforcement

The Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force and the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office recently raided a massage parlor suspected of illicit activity, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.

12/20/2023

AG Yost Announces BCI Leadership Transition

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that Bruce Pijanowski will become the next leader of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation following the retirement of current Superintendent Joe Morbitzer.  

12/18/2023

Attorney General Yost's Statement on Fallen Preble County Deputy

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the death of Preble County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Hamilton who died in the line of duty today.

12/18/2023
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