Cincinnati pair smuggled fentanyl in the mail, feds say

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (WLWT) – Two Norwood residents smuggled fentanyl through the mail, federal authorities say.

Our news partners, WLWT in Cincinnati, report James F. Halpin and Grace A. Bosworth, of Norwood, have been charged with smuggling, illegal importation of a controlled substance and conspiracy.

Federal attorneys say that the two ordered fentanyl from China on the dark web, a part of the internet that requires specific knowledge and software to access and which is often used for illegal activity.

They mailed 40 parcels, each containing 50 to 100 milligrams of fentanyl, to addresses all over the U.S., authorities said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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