A 61-count indictment was filed in federal court charging 19 people for their roles in a drug conspiracy that brought large shipments of heroin to the Cleveland area and then distributed the drug in Ashtabula, Conneaut and Bellaire, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia, law enforcement officials said Monday. [Read more…]
“[Traffic] fatalities related to marijuana, it showed about a 28 percent increase [since legalization],” said Tom Gorman, director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which compiled the report. [Read more…]
The TAG Law Enforcement Task Force and the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office recognized Pymatuning Valley High School Multi-Media Class. The class produced award winning Anti-Drug PSA’s for use by the task force in its community drug education efforts. The contest offered a first-place award of $1,000 and $250 for second place. Class instructor Scott Wludyga, thanked the task force for offering a competition like this to students. and said it was a learning experience for him, as the students researched their work. TAG members shared important messages about “character” and making “good choices”. TAG brought a $1,250 check and pizza for the presentation. [Read more…]
Richard G. Ross, 73, of Girard, a retired former captain on the Girard Police Department, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated drug trafficking today in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. He will be sentenced later.
The U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitives Task Force arrested Ross in May after he was secretly indicted on two counts of aggravated drug trafficking.
Police said he sold prescription drugs in December to an undercover investigator with the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force.
Ross has been retired since at least 2001. He was a retired Girard police captain in 2001 when he served as a member of the Girard Civil Service Commission, according to Vindicator files.