August 7, 2014- DTF agents, assisted by officers from the Medina Police Department (Ohio) arrested 34 year-old Curtis Debose and 53 year-old David Reed, both of Medina, for drug related offenses.
Debose and Reed were arrested in the at 416 Bronson St. after agents saw suspicious activity believed to be drug transactions taking place. Agents were able to confirm that a heroin transaction had occurred between Debose and another person. Medina police officers were called to assist and make the arrest. Debose was arrested for a felony charge of trafficking heroin. David Reed was arrested for a felony charge of Permitting Drug Abuse. Both were taken to the Medina County Jail pending their arraignment.
Curtis Debose was arrested in March 2014 by DTF agents for drug trafficking offenses. He is currently out of jail on bond from those charges. He is also currently on parole after serving time in prison on previous drug trafficking charges from the Medina County Drug Task Force. Debose has an extensive criminal record dating to 1999.
In March of 2014 Greg Huber, the Law Director for the City of Medina, filed a civil complaint in Medina County Common Pleas Court seeking to have Reed's residence at 416 Bronson St. declared a nuisance residence. The case is still pending mediation.
Due to his extensive criminal history and apparent unwillingness to cease his criminal activities Debose has now been charged in the federal court system as a career offender. A formal criminal complaint was drafted by DTF agents and approved through the U.S. Attorney's Office in Akron, Ohio. He was recently removed from the Medina County Jail and released to the custody of the U.S. Marshal's Service.