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.
A Loveland woman has been charged with using and selling drugs as well as child endangerment. The woman was arrested on Feb. 26 after police received a tip from a South Lebanon White Castle customer that she seemed impaired while at the fast-food restaurant.
In August 2011, an individual who was cooperating with the Cleveland Police Department reported to detectives some information related to the Club Sin in Cleveland, which is now closed down. According to court papers, the information alleged that the owners of the club had been selling cocaine at the club and getting drugs from Florida and Chicago suppliers.
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 24-year-old Ohio man is facing multiple felony charges after police allege he was responsible for supplying the heroin that led to the overdose of a 46-year-old man on Sept. 27. On that day, a 29-year-old woman found the man on his front porch around 1 p.m. He was unconscious, and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
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.
Law enforcement officials took a 29-year-old man into custody after they allegedly discovered a significant quantity of marijuana in his vehicle. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the discovery was made during an Oct. 17 traffic stop on Interstate 71. The 29-year-old man, a Cincinnati resident, is facing felony charges of drug trafficking and drug possession.