Immediate Release: June 26, 2013
Contact: Lieutenant John Oliver, 330-430-3699
SHERIFF’S METRO NARCOTICS UNIT SEIZES
332 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA
Sheriff George T.
Maier reports that during the late evening hours of Tuesday, June 25 and the
early morning hours of June 26, 2013, the Stark County Sheriff’s Metropolitan
Narcotics Unit, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, executed three
search warrants, one warrant was executed in Summit County with two warrants
executed in Stark County.
Officer’s seized an estimated 332 pounds of packaged marijuana, approximately
$330,000.00 in cash, four vehicles, one fully automatic handgun with a thirty
round magazine, and one bullet proof vest. The marijuana seized has an
estimated street value of nearly a half a million dollars, for a total of
approximately $1,000,000.00 in seized contraband property.
The search warrants were a result of an ongoing and continuing joint
investigation of the Stark County Sheriff’s Metropolitan Narcotics Unit in
cooperation with the DEA. The following agencies also played a major role in
this ongoing investigation: FBI, BCI, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Summit County
Drug Unit, Canton Police Department, Alliance Police Department, Lake County
Drug Task Force, Stark County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Summit County
Upon the completion of this ongoing investigation numerous federal indictments
are expected to be filed.