Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Third Kentite charged in drug sweep yet to be sentenced
A Kent man and woman charged in a countywide drug sweep have been sentenced to jail and probation terms while a third Kentite has yet to be sentenced. Gary Harris, 42, of 717 Silver Meadows Blvd., was sentenced to 11 months in prison recently by Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman after pleading guilty to selling prescription painkillers. He was one of three Kentites caught up in a November sweep of northern Portage County by the Portage County Drug Task Force that netted 25 arrests. Gary Harris pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony, prior to his sentencing in January. Theresa Harris, 35, also of 717 Silver Meadows Blvd., was sentenced to five years probation by Pittman in February after pleading guilty…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
County Drug Task Force arrests 5 in Franklin Township
Editor's note: this story originally included the incorrect address of the location of the methamphetamine lab. Incorrect information was provided by authorities. Four Kent-area residents were among those arrested by the Portage County Drug Task Force on charges of operating a meth lab in Franklin Township just east of Kent. Task force agents uncovered the lab at 6490 Cherry Lane in the Village of Brady Lake, which is slightly north and east of Kent. Officers arrested: Michael D. Piskac, 30, of 6467 Cherry Lane; Adam Scott Bell, 32, of 3759 Pelham Lane, Brimfield Township; Ashley Ann Mitrovic, 23, of 6467 Cherry Lane; Theresa Youngblood, 34, of 6490 Cherry Lane; and Cynthia A Wilson, 41, of Uniontown, OH, according to the Portage County …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sheriff's office arrests 25 in sweep of northern Portage County
Three Kent residents were among the 25 people arrested by the Portage County Drug Task Force in a sweep of northern Portage County earlier this month. The three Kent residents arrested, and their charges, are: Theresa Harris is accused of selling percocet and oxymorphone, both in the presence of a juvenile, and oxycodone. Gary Harris was charged with selling oxycodone. All three drugs are prescribed painkillers. Both Harris' were charged with selling the pills in less than the bulk amount. They have both requested public defenders to represent them at their trials, which are scheduled for December, according to Portage County court records. Herald also was charged with selling oxycodone. Herald was released on a personal recognizance, and …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Five-month drug task force probe results in arrest of Etta Mae Wilson of Brady Lake.
A Brady Lake woman suspected of distributing drugs in Kent and other nearby towns has been arrested by the Portage County Drug Task Force and charged with cocaine trafficking. On July 12 task force agents arrested Etta Mae Wilson, 42, of 6385 Westshore Drive in Brady Lake, along with Paris Darnell Miller, 21, of Akron, and charged them with trafficking in cocaine with a juvenile present, a fourth-degree felony, according to Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak. The arrest took place at Mill and Romito streets in Ravenna. Doak said in a press release that Wilson was in possession of heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs at the time of her arrest. Miller had an outstanding warrant for violating his probation from a prior burglary charge out…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Agents seized 'analog drugs' from Puff-N-Stuff and Midnight Oasis.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Following a month-long investigation, the Portage County Drug Task Force executed search warrants this week at three area businesses, including Puff-N-Stuff and Midnight Oasis in Kent, according to Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak. Task force agents, along with members of the sheriff’s office, Kent Police and Streetsboro Police, were searching for any chemical structurally similar to a controlled substance, also known as an analog drug. They are commonly referred to as Spice, K-2 and Bath Salts. The third business searched by the task force was Twilight Boutique in Streetsboro. Doak said that on Feb. 1, task force agents purchased from the three businesses substances that were submitted to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The following arrest information was provided by the Portage County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate conviction.
Two Kent residents were among six adults arrested Friday when the Portage County Drug Task Force busted an operational meth lab at a Brimfield home. Charges are pending against one of the five juveniles present at the house during the raid. The raid was the result of a month-long investigation into the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine at the 4396 Edson Road house, Portage County Sheriff David Doak stated Monday in a press release. Doak said task force members prepared a search warrant to look for evidence of items used in the manufacturing of meth. The warrant was executed Friday night by members of the task force, with assistance from the Brimfield Police Department. Several meth-lab components were seized, Doak said, along with a…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Portage County Drug Task Force finds loaded handgun, $1,000 cash in home of Ricky Davis.
Portage County Sheriff David Doak announced today the Jan. 13 arrest of Longcoy Avenue resident Ricky Davis by Portage County Drug Task Force agents after a four-month investigation for trafficking in crack cocaine. Task force agents conducted a search warrant of Davis’ residence at 712 Longcoy Ave. and recovered a loaded handgun, drug packaging supplies and more than $1,000 in cash. Doak said in a press release that the drug task force has arrested Davis in the past for trafficking in crack cocaine. The Portage County Drug Task Force is comprised of agents from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, the police departments in Kent, Aurora, Brimfield, Garrettsville, Streetsboro, Ravenna and Windham, as well as the Portage County Prosecutor’s …