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Drug task force’s “Operation Clean Sweep Ravenna” nets 31 arrests today

Published: November 1, 2013 3:50 PM

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.

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dre Nov 2, 2013 6:46 AM

@rumblefishme2.....please get your ged and some real world big city experience before commenting. "Big" cities take 200 at a time....ummm, summit county.....read the Beacon sometime. #stupidity

dre Nov 2, 2013 6:41 AM

Btw @childofgod....thanks for the prayers!! Perhaps you could send your unicorn over with its harp to play me a tune as well lmao....maybe the unicorn brings the blinders that you seem to wear. I won't hold my breath waiting.

dre Nov 2, 2013 6:32 AM

@childofgod...yes, that's exactly what I was saying. Don't pray addicts lol....take the proactive corrective active that produces results for the addict and the community....incarcerate the addict for the maximum time allowed. This isn't 1942 and we aren't talking about a few bad seeds smoking weed. This is 2013 and we're talking about crack cocaine, heroine and methamphetamine. Get your head out of you bible and take a look at your surroundings.

@cents....AGREED! These degenerates will get charges dismissed or plead down and get vacay in the Warren bed and breakfast. Welcome to Portage County.

cents Nov 1, 2013 10:04 PM

Great job!!!!  What about the rest of the County?  How many of these indictments will result in convictions?  How many will be reduced to Misdemeanors?  How many are minimum/maximum prison violations?  How much "DOPE" was seized?  How many "SPECS" were on the indictments. (assets).  How many M.D.O.'s (Major Drug Offenders) were arrested?  I'd be willing to bet that these investigations will end up totalling nothing more than a headache for the Probation Dept.

STIERJOY Nov 1, 2013 6:57 PM

Good job !!  

childofgod Nov 1, 2013 4:45 PM

Well "dre," are you saying that out of the 11,724 (2010 Census) residents in the City of Ravenna, that most of them are drug dealers? What is wrong with you? Don't you do anything constructive? Are you a pain to everyone you come in contact with? Your world must seem awefully dark.

Let's assume that you had a bad day. We can rejoice that our Law Enforcement people have done a good job of rounding up many of the folks who are involved in the illegal drug market in the Community. This can lead to helping those who are addicted, toward a better life. That's my hope.

I'm praying for you, and for those in our Community who are addicted to drugs. I'm also thankful for our Law Enforcement people. The vast majority of them are doing what they can to help people. Maybe we can too, one way or another.

dre Nov 1, 2013 4:02 PM

Good. Now only 11,500 more to go....