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Ohio man tired of renting to drug addicts torches trailer home

| Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, 10:57 a.m.

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — A man has told authorities he set a vacant trailer home on fire in southern Ohio because he's tired of renting to drug addicts.

The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff's deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him attempting to extinguish a fire in one of his trailers with a garden hose.

An incident report says Violette told deputies he wanted to torch all the trailers on his property because of drug-addicted tenants.

A township fire department put out the blaze and issued Violette a warning.

Violette didn't return the newspaper's calls for comment.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit in Ross County in May against five drugmakers accusing them of helping to create the region's opioid epidemic.

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