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.
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.
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.
A woman in Ohio was taken into custody on Sept. 5 after police raided her home in Huntington. A drug task force and the Huntington Police Department's Special Emphasis Unit reportedly obtained a search warrant before they detained the woman at her residence that afternoon. She faces a charge for possession with intent to sell a controlled substance, and she was held at Western Regional Jail on a $30,000 bond.
The basic premise of our criminal justice system allows anyone accused of a crime the presumption of innocence, which means that it is necessary for the state of Ohio to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual facing criminal charges is guilty. Moreover, if you are accused of a crime such as the possession, sale or trafficking of drugs, you have the right to refute those charges and present a defense to them in court. This article will focus on some of the defenses to drug charges.
In 2002, a local Ohio police marshal was fired after claims that he had failed to do his job properly. More recently, he was arrested on multiple allegations, including drug charges. The arrest followed an investigation into an alleged drug ring that was operating across several states and was ultimately taken down.
Four law enforcement agencies were involved in a joint three-month investigation regarding suspected drug sales being conducted out of an Ohio home. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the home and executed on Aug. 27. The man authorities believe owns the home is now facing drug charges stemming from the results of that search.
Some claiming to be a concerned citizen made a call to authorities indicating they were concerned about the health and welfare of a child living in an Ohio house. When authorities were dispatched to check on the situation, five people ended up being arrested on drug charges for cultivating marijuana. It is unclear what information was given to police that enabled them to obtain a search warrant that was executed by the Portage County Drug Task Force.