Two Ohio men are facing charges in connection with a series of animal shelter burglaries across the state. The charges were filed in Morrow County on March 20. According to the Morrow County Sheriff's Office, the men are thought to be responsible for at least 16 animal shelter break-ins since Jan. 9. Authorities said money was the main target of the thefts. The Morrow County Dog Shelter, the Medina County Animal Shelter, the Huron County Humane Society and the Wayne County Humane Society were among the facilities burglarized.
A raid on a house on Wakefield Drive in Akron, Ohio, led to the arrests of two men by the area's drug task force. Police say that they seized heroin in the form of bricks and black balls. According to court records, the heroin was valued at $240,000. Equipment for mixing and packaging drugs was also in the home.
On Feb. 20, it was reported that Ohio authorities seized drugs, a gun and cash in a home raid. According to the director of the task force in charge of the raid, the search warrant was served at a home located in the 9000 block of Elkton Road in Lisbon.
On Feb. 12, prosecutors in Ohio announced that 15 people were being indicted for allegedly running a fraudulent drug prescription ring. The 206-count indictment was a result of a purported prescription drug scheme that the defendants had been involved in between December 2012 and October 2014. Some of the charges in the indictment included drug possession, drug trafficking, conspiracy, theft and deception to obtain a dangerous drug.
A husband and wife are facing criminal charges after a significant quantity of marijuana was discovered in their home on Feb. 3. The 45-year-old man and 47-year-old woman each received two counts for possession of marijuana along with two counts for drug trafficking. It is unclear what evidence led authorities to target the couple's home for a search and seizure.
If you are facing state or federal drug charges in Ohio, you are most likely understandably worried. Defending yourself against drug charges can involve an intricate understanding of the law. Every drug case is different, and small details can mean the difference the types of charges you might face, possible sentences, and the ability to negotiate a favorable plea or win an acquittal.
A 23-year-old Ohio woman was taken in police custody on Jan. 2 after authorities accused her of attempting to hide drug paraphernalia in a vehicle, according to news sources. The incident occurred at approximately 9 p.m. in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant on North Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton. Officers were reportedly sitting in the parking lot finishing some paperwork when a vehicle that was deemed suspicious parked nearby. The officers reported that when they approached the vehicle, the driver agreed to a vehicle search. Officers then reportedly observed the accused woman attempt to hide drug paraphernalia between the seat.
Several individuals wanted in connection with an Ohio drug ring were taken into custody as part of a joint investigation between local police and the FBI. Authorities say that 18 people were indicted on a federal level while 37 more were indicted on a state level. Of those indicted on the federal level, 12 were in police custody while 13 individuals wanted at the state level were in custody.
Two men who called 911 as a group of people allegedly attempted to steal their drugs and money are now facing charges along with those who were involved in the attempted robbery. The incident occurred in Mentor at an apartment complex. The men reportedly made their call upon seeing the masked individuals. The alleged robbers later fled in an automobile as officials arrived on the scene.