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Man charged in federal court in rash of Huntington's heroin overdoses

Bruce Lamar Griggs, 22, of Akron, Ohio, is charged with distribution of heroin in a rash of overdoses in Huntington. (Summit County Ohio Jail)

A man facing charges in dozens of heroin overdoses reported in Huntington in August was in federal court.

Bruce Griggs, 22, of Akron, Ohio, is charged with distribution of heroin. Griggs waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday morning in federal court in Huntington.

On Aug. 15, the city of Huntington saw 26 heroin overdoses within a short period of time. Huntington police collected evidence and interviewed victims who identified Griggs as the seller of the drug. Griggs was arrested in Tallmadge, Ohio, two weeks later.

The case is now moving forward and Griggs will remain in federal custody.

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