In an operation titled “Operation Clean Sweep Ravenna,” the Portage County Drug Task Force arrested 31 people in the city of Ravenna today for violating state narcotic laws.
The arrests followed a seven month investigation by the task force.
Task force detectives, aided by members of the Ravenna, Kent, Garrettsville and Hiram police departments, the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Metro SWAT, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Adult Parole Authority began executing arrest warrants at approximately 7 a.m. this morning and the 31 individuals were in custody by 10:30 a.m.
According to Portage County Sheriff David Doak and Ravenna Police Chief Tim Adkins, the drug task force made more than 100 narcotic transactions in Ravenna in the past six months. Purchases of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy and prescription drugs were purchased inside residences, restaurants and on the streets of Ravenna.