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Summit-Akron HIDTA Press Release

The Summit/Akron HIDTA task force, agents from the DEA Cleveland Resident Office, along with numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, arrested Garland V. Phelps Jr. and Alonzo B. Sykes, with 20 other individuals on January 14, resulting in the dismantlement of a heroin trafficking organization. Since 2012, the Phelps/Sykes organization distributed multiple kilograms […]

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20 arrests made in sweep targeting heroin dealers in Akron

The Christmas Day death of an Akron man more than a year ago continues to spark indictments against those accused of supplying him with the lethal dose of heroin. Garland V. Phelps Jr., 36, is the second alleged heroin dealer accused of supplying the drug to Rollie Harmon, who died Dec. 25, 2012, after ingesting […]

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Summit County leads state for meth labs

Summit County in northeast Ohio is a hotbed of methamphetamine production, leading the state in the number of labs busted, authorities said.The county sheriff’s drug unit found 85 meth lab sites in 2013, The Akron Beacon Journal reported today. 

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Summit continues to rank high for meth labs

Summit County continues to struggle with methamphetamine. The county Drug Unit found another 85 meth sites last year. The multi-jurisdictional group now has identified more than 900 meth labs and places where meth equipment was dumped in Summit County since 2001. Meth remains a major problem in the community, sheriff’s spokesman Bill Holland said this […]

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Summit County leads state in meth arrests

The Summit County Drug Unit is on alert and working overtime to keep you safe. Take a look at these numbers: one in every four meth busts in Ohio happens in Summit County.

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