5 arrested in Franklin Township meth bust Saturday

Record-Courier Staff Report Published:

Editor's Note: The address of the alleged meth lab was incorrectly reported as 6467 Cherry Lane. The address should have read 6490 Cherry Lane. Incorrect information was provided by the Portage County Drug Task Force.

An incorrect address was provided by the Portage County Drug Task force for a Franklin Township home where an alleged methamphetamine lab was found Saturday. The correct address is 6490 Cherry Lane.

Also, four of the five people arrested by the task force have addresses listed in court documents other than those included in the task force’s news release.

Michael D. Piskac has an address listed as 859 S. Diamond St., Ravenna; Adam Scott Bell has an address listed as 505 Stephans Road, Akron; Ashley A. Mitrovic has an address listed as 147 Crimson Trail, Tallmadge, and Cyntia L. Wilson has an address listed as 505 S. Stephan Road, Akron.

Five people were arrested Saturday in connection with a raid on an alleged methamphetamine lab in Franklin Township.

Portage County Drug Task Force agents uncovered a purported methamphetamine lab at 6490 Cherry Lane and arrested Michael D Piskac, 30, of 859 S. Diamond St., Ravenna;; Adam Scott Bell, 32, of 505 Stephans Road, Akron; Ashley Ann Mitrovic, 23, of 147 Crimson Trail, Tallmadge; Theresa Youngblood, 34, of 6490 Cherry Lane; and Cynthia A Wilson, 41, of 505 S. Stephan Road, Akron.

Piskac, Mitrovic, Youngblood and Bell were charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony. Wilson was charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument, a second-degree misdemeanor.

According to Sheriff David W. Doak, members of the Portage County Drug Task Force received information of a possible methamphetamine lab at the Cherry Lane residence and that one of the individuals cooking was a fugitive, wanted in Portage for receiving stolen property.

Task force officers were able to confirm the information following a two-day investigation and obtained a court ordered search warrant for the residence.

When they entered the residence, task force officers encountered eight people inside the residence and an active methamphetamine cooking in the basement.

Task force members who specialize in clandestine drug lab clean-up collected evidence samples and dismantled the lab.

The Kent Fire Department was called to the scene to ventilate the residence and provide safety measures while the lab team handled the lab. A chemical disposal company was called to the scene to remove the toxic chemicals.

Task force agents will present additional evidence to the Portage County Prosecutor's Office seeking additional charges. Portage County Drug Task Force comprises members from the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Portage County Prosecutor's Office, Cities of Aurora, Kent, Ravenna and Streetsboro and the Village of Garrettsville, U.S. Drug Enforcement and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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  • I dated mike and was very close to him. we all know he who walks out of the house with no charges 2xs was the snitch. ive never heard of anyone dieng from using meth. Od on to much of a chemical in it ya.aside from everyone knows breathing the certain stages in is harmful.. the sad part to understand addiction you have to be a addict. for meth in PC you get sentenced to **** by electric chair no wet sponge. they hate it with a passion. It is what it is and will always be. Being stuck in a crap hole is waisted time.time to talk and do it better honestley. If anything helps sentence people to rehab.when people mix breath mints with coke they dont get f1's 2's and 3's. I agree in P.C they seek this drug for tax money to be thrown at. In the paper you see Doak this and that. Over rated dude who sits and does nothing but talk about what he knows nothing about to look good. VOTE FOR ME.! Im leaving it @ this.... it speaks for itself

  • i've often wondered about those brand new sheriffs cars sitting there since last summer. Collecting snow when they could be put to use to protect us. Thats what we are paying our county taxes for!!??

  • The whole system needs an enema, and the hose should be inserted into the Portage County Discount House of Justice.

  • Hey BLOWPOP its called the U.S. Department of Justice. What happened to Windham P.D.? Did they pull out of the meth task force? Didn't have enough money? Shoulda called the last Windham cop that stole the money! Maybe he coulda floated them a loan?

  • Who cares? It's getting old! All that is being done in the county is meth lab clean ups! Nothing is being done about the urban thugs and the heroin epidemic! Every city here has a heroin problem! Our task force sux so bad that sheriff Doak and dale Kelly have already sent 4 yes four agents to the task force since Larry limbert took the torch! If the sheriff department is so broke and upside down as the books say why can they pay 4 officers to be down there? Next question, who the **** allowed Kelly to lease or buy all them new sheriff cars sitting in black horse for the last few months? I think this department needs looked into! Does anyone know how to get an internal investigation started? Please post and let me know, so much waste and no one has to be responsible nor answer the questions! We want answers!