Accused meth cooks arrested twice in 3 weeks in Franklin Township

Record-Courier Staff Report Published:

Three weeks after being arrested by the Portage County Drug Task Force in connection with a methamphetamine lab on Cherry Lane in Franklin Township, two alleged meth cooks were arrested again about a block away for allegedly cooking meth in a West Shore Drive residence.

Michael D. Piskac, 30, of 850 S. Diamond St., Ravenna; Ashley A. Mitrovic, 23, of Tallmadge; and Robert J. Akers, 51, of 6395 West Shore Drive, were arrested and charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a second-degree felony, after drug task force agents uncovered an alleged meth lab at 6395 West Shore Drive.

Piskac and Mitrovic previously were arrested in a meth lab bust on Jan. 5, along with three other individuals, at 6490 Cherry Lane in Franklin Township. They were out on bond while their cases were being reviewed for indictment by a Portage County grand jury.

According to Portage County Sheriff David Doak, members of the drug task force received information of a possible methamphetamine lab at the West Shore Drive residence. Task force officers were able to confirm the information following a two-day investigation and obtained a court ordered search warrant for the residence, he said. Upon entry, task force officers encountered four individuals inside the residence, the remnants of an active methamphetamine lab located in the attic of the residence, along with finished methamphetamine.

Task force members who specialize in clandestine drug lab clean-up collected evidence samples and dismantled the lab because of the high fire hazard risk associated with making meth.

The Kent Fire Department was called to provide safety measures during the collection of evidence and clean up, and a chemical disposal company was called to the scene to remove the toxic chemicals.

All three suspects were arraigned Wednesday in Portage County Municipal Court. Piskac and Mitrovic are being held in the Portage County jail on 10 percent of $100,000, pending future court dates. Akers is being held on 10 percent of $35,000 bond, court records show.

Task force agents will present additional evidence to the Portage County Prosecutor's Office seeking additional charges on Piskac, Mitrovic and Akers.

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  • and on that snitch note karma got her a$$and when i heard about it i loved every min of it and shared the news karma is a biatch just make sure that biatch is beautiful :)

  • dude didnt shake bottles as a 17yr career like you apparentley had been made to believe...im 100% sure of that and go fast wasnt his 1st drug of choice and apparentley you have no idea and you may have known his name 17yrs but apparentley may have known him at one time but fell off knowing him threw that 17yrs cuz ne one who knows him will tell you he didnt always shake the world on a 17yr streak. and he had just recentley started so after oct and i only speak upon what iam 100%sure about not what someone made me to believe or i fooled myself in to believing.aint got to hate or exhaust waisted breath on what your not sure about just 2 put your 2cents in..

  • dude didnt shake bottles as a 17yr career like you apparentley had been made to believe...im 100% sure of that and go fast wasnt his 1st drug of choice and apparentley you have no idea and you may have known his name 17yrs but apparentley may have known him at one time but fell off knowing him threw that 17yrs cuz ne one who knows him will tell you he didnt always shake the world on a 17yr streak. and he had just recentley started so after oct and i only speak upon what iam 100%sure about not what someone made me to believe or i fooled myself in to believing.aint got to hate or exhaust waisted breath on what your not sure about just 2 put your 2cents in..

  • yeah right piskac has been a meth head as long as ive known him at least 17 years, im surprised it took him this long to get caught cooking

  • yes i did went to rehab and something to me was worth getting clean when piskac and i dated he wasnt shaking bottles.. something has to be worth it i dont want no prison time im good on that a waist of days of your life you can never get back never that for me i waisted five months im good on that note

  • yes i did went to rehab and something to me was worth getting clean when piskac and i dated he wasnt shaking bottles.. something has to be worth it i dont want no prison time im good on that a waist of days of your life you can never get back never that for me i waisted five months im good on that note

  • low did you get clean? did you go to prison? what help's addict's?

  • low did you get clean? did you go to prison? what help's addict's?

  • low did you get clean? did you go to prison? what help's addict's?

  • low did you get clean? did you go to prison? what help's addict's?

  • they should have never been let out no. 1 ??????? they are very addicted meth addict's of course they are going to get out and get high and make it again????? that's common knowledge. that's why they let them out so they could get there dumb butt's again. you would have to be sick to do battery acid, drano and other dangerous explosive garbage. i don't get it? get them help.there brain's, vein's, and every part of there body would have to cooked and poisoned. dear god why can't the court's help the ppl that are doing this? they don't bother heroine dealer's. heroine kill's them sooner or later? don't understand this? does anybody else know this answer? you don't even hear about crack any more?

  • shouldnt have even been out of jail from the first bust, but yeah they should do something about the crack and heroin in ravenna

  • i just speak it for what it is...ive been there its all ashame

  • i pray they get him help. and his co-defendants. what good is prison? just teaches them new tricks and easier formula's to cook up there next batch. they need a guiding light and a path to steer them into the right way. they are in the wrong way and need fixed. you are right low.

  • twinkle-twinkle little snitch mind your own buisness you little *****

  • 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 know mike and he needs help. but he's not a heroine dealer so his *** will burn . i really dont know of anybody meth has killed ? do you? what happened to twilla townsend? mandy slowey? mark shaver and etc. dead from heroine overdoses. and the ppl that are there when cop's come they tell cause they are sick snitches. why don't they arrest the heroine dealer's???????????????????????????????????????????????????? junkies will tell on there moms. it's called wreckless homicide when u see your friend pass away and you don't help them????? they ain't your friend?? addict's has no friend's. why do the meth ppl burn so hard???????? it's a question for real we need a answer to? it can blow up but i haven't heard of any blow up's or death's? have you???

  • While I do know that meth lab busts and pot grower raids sell lots of newspapers, I don't think they do anything at all in combating the REAL drug problems our cities face. That problem being drug sellers. These people seem like just hopeless addicts.

  • Once again the meth lab clean-up crew/snitch meth buyin task force strikes again. Hey guys, there's this "new" drug out there thats killin' lots of people, it's called HEROIN! It comes in all forms, like powder, liquid, etc. Sometimes the addicts use a needle (hypodermic syringe) to put it into their veins, they may even smoke it. It's very cheap to purchase, maybe $10.00 or so. Lots of drug dealers sell this stuff, they also call it "DOG FOOD", "H", "boy", etc. Tip #2, all of the addicts, "PURCHASERS" of this type of narcotic have what they call track marks. These are very noticable on many extremeties of the body. Many addicts try to hide these "marks" with tatoos. I'll post on the next article and we will go over another common drug that is also prevalent in your area, "CRACK". (this is a derivative of cocaine). Just makes "CENTS".

  • you said it right faqu just a snitch covering up there own life they got into trouble for or jealous of one of these 3 ppl cause there meth was better lol or wanted there business. but they alway's get there snitch in the end for doing the same dirt or worse

  • they need to put them in drug re-hab. the stores that sells these product's should have to make the product into like a prescription and there would be less meth being made. this product keep's the system flowing and job security for portage co employee's. they get hooked on this product and you could let them out today and they would be out tonite cooking up a high for thereselves? you rarely ever hear of heroine dealer's being caught, there product does kill. not often do you hear of a meth blow up? don't understand this? do you??????????????

  • Sorry not sure why my post posted 3x!!! Has anyone noticed that there are still 3 new portage county sheriff cruisers sitting unused at the motor pool? Lol what a tard! Then the other few put into service have no light bars, wtf no light bars? Who didn't budget for the equipment? Who didn't think before buying these new cars for the sheriffs department? Who can just order these cars and afford to let them sit for getting close to a year now? I hope whom ever made these decisions aren't in charge of ordering uniforms! Can you see the deputies showing up to calls with no pants on? Lol we got yall nice hats ,shirts and big shiny badges guys but dale didn't allow enough money to buy yer pants! Just make do with what we got, make sure yer britches are clean!

  • Is it me or is the portage county task force breathing in to many meth fumes? Where is the equal attention among all streets drugs? Why are they focusing on meth here in this county? Is it because its the easiest for probable cause? Is it that raw meth weights more and they want to pad the books for end of the year stats? One this that I know for a fact is that there won't be many seizures among the meth lab ring! What will happen when all of the money runs out due to all of the attention was on meth lab search warrants and meth lab clean ups? The agent don't have to worry about that it is the job of the commander and Dale Kelly to over see the big picture! I'm scared to see Dale Kelly's big picture! If I were to picture dales big picture I'd say its a picture of the big blue sky filled with helicopters being invaded by flying lollipops! Yeehaw Let me know what you see as dale Kelly's big picture!! Be creative!!

  • Is it me or is the portage county task force breathing in to many meth fumes? Where is the equal attention among all streets drugs? Why are they focusing on meth here in this county? Is it because its the easiest for probable cause? Is it that raw meth weights more and they want to pad the books for end of the year stats? One this that I know for a fact is that there won't be many seizures among the meth lab ring! What will happen when all of the money runs out due to all of the attention was on meth lab search warrants and meth lab clean ups? The agent don't have to worry about that it is the job of the commander and Dale Kelly to over see the big picture! I'm scared to see Dale Kelly's big picture! If I were to picture dales big picture I'd say its a picture of the big blue sky filled with helicopters being invaded by flying lollipops! Yeehaw Let me know what you see as dale Kelly's big picture!! Be creative!!

  • Is it me or is the portage county task force breathing in to many meth fumes? Where is the equal attention among all streets drugs? Why are they focusing on meth here in this county? Is it because its the easiest for probable cause? Is it that raw meth weights more and they want to pad the books for end of the year stats? One this that I know for a fact is that there won't be many seizures among the meth lab ring! What will happen when all of the money runs out due to all of the attention was on meth lab search warrants and meth lab clean ups? The agent don't have to worry about that it is the job of the commander and Dale Kelly to over see the big picture! I'm scared to see Dale Kelly's big picture! If I were to picture dales big picture I'd say its a picture of the big blue sky filled with helicopters being invaded by flying lollipops! Yeehaw Let me know what you see as dale Kelly's big picture!! Be creative!!

  • Wow big news the task force bust another meth lab! Just a guess but I'd say same snitch different location! Am I smarter than a fifth grader? When will this so called task force do something besides waste our tax money on wasted man power and meth clean up? Here again the rest of the county is flooded with heroin dealers roaming free! Ravenna Kent aurora and streetsboro are the places that the dope man is untouched! It's my opinion and that's not worth much but it seems the task force is afraid to attempt hand to hand drug transactions from the all might black urban thug dope man! Until they get some guys that are willing to man up and stop being pu$$ys nothing is going to change! Larry limbers "sit back watch & collect a check" method isn't working!