|STARK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
METROPOLITAN NARCOTICS UNIT
4500 Atlantic Blvd NE Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330)430-3697 Fax: (330)430-3694
History of Stark County Metropolitan Narcotics Unit
The Stark County Metropolitan Narcotics Unit is one of the oldest existing Drug Units in Ohio, beginning operation in 1969. The mission of the Metro Unit is to identify, investigate and take enforcement action against illegal narcotic trafficking and related criminal activity in conjunction with, but not in place of, local, state and federal enforcement efforts. Primary targets of this unit and its enforcements are high-level drug trafficking individuals and organizations (DTOs) operating within Stark County and stopping the illegal flow of larger quantities of narcotics into our community, many of which are supplied by larger DTOs in source cities.
Metro is a multi-jurisdictional task force that is supplied personnel from participating agencies of our governing body, Stark Council of Governments (S.C.O.G.). We also work in conjunction with local, state and federal agencies to achieve our objectives.
The funding for the Metro Unit is provided by S.C.O.G. through contributions from participating agencies. We also receive grant funding that is used for the salaries of some personnel assigned to this unit and for the purchase of state of the art technology used in our investigations.
The Stark County Metropolitan Narcotics Unit's Agent In Charge is Lt John Oliver. The Unit is currently comprised of local agents from the Stark County Sheriffs Office, Canton Police Department, Lawrence Township Police Department, Louisville Police Department, Uniontown Police Department and North Canton Police Department. We also have an agent assigned to our unit from BCI, DEA, FBI and the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. We offer and draw support from other agencies within our jurisdiction and surrounding areas as well as state and federal agencies.
Current drug trends in our community:
Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Prescription Drug Abuse, Heroin, Methamphetamine.
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Metro Photographs - cash, crack, marijuana, meth, steroids
drug, grow equipment and firearm destruction - 2004 / 2007 cases - photos
drug, grow equipment and firearm destruction - 2004 / 2007 cases - photos - slide show