The Medina County Drug Task Force in Medina County addresses the supply-side of illegal drugs. Drug agents utilize mobile surveillance platforms, electronic telephone surveillance, computer aided analysis, videography, photography and electronic transmitting or tracking devices, as they follow leads provided by law enforcement and concerned citizens.
To report drug activity in Medina County, click here to contact the Medina County Drug Task Force.
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substance laws and regulations of the United States. For more information about the DEA, please click here.
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Medina County Drug Task Force in the NEWS:
May 27, 2015: Man Dies of Heroin Overdose in Hinckley
May 16, 2015: Seven Arrests Made in Fetanyl Overdoses
October 24, 2014: Accused Drug Trafficker Faces Federal Charges
October 16, 2014: Harrisville Twp. Man Found Dead in Ecstacy Drug Lab
September 29, 2014: Cleveland Man Charged with Trafficking Heroin
September 27, 2014: Federal Charges Invoked to Pressure Drug Dealers
September 24, 2014: MCDTF Arrests Sharon Township Couple for Making Meth
September 22, 2014: Three Arrested by Drug Task Force
August 6, 2014: Marijuana Growing in Southern Medina County
July 3, 2014: Forgery Suspects Part of Multi-State Counterfeit Ring
April 29, 2014: Medicine Disposal Program Nets a Ton in Six Months
April 9, 2014: NEW Criminal Patrol Task Force
April 1, 2014: Drug Task Force Busts Heroin Dealer
February 14, 2014: 5 Arrested in "Biggest Meth Operation"
|Medina County Drug Task Force Outcomes: 7/1/14 to 6/30/15
Drug Task Force Agents maintain a constant working relationship with all local, state and federal law enforcement officers. During the past fiscal year FY 14-15, Drug Task Force Agents conducted 1,645 liaison contacts with local, state and federal law enforcement agents.
Drug Task Force Agents conduct surveillance on known or suspected drug "hot spots". Agents utilize uniform patrol officers from the various law enforcement agencies to conduct traffic stops on suspect vehicles to identify occupants, locate contraband and further investigations. This approach has proven to be a valuable tool in identifying drug traffickers and combating the flow of drugs. During the past fiscal year FY 14-15, seventy (70) interdiction traffic stops were conducted by uniform patrol officers at the request of DTF agents. Twenty-two (22) felony arrests were made as a result of a coordinated drug interdiction program.
The number of diverted unit doses of medications is relative to the scope of the problem of prescription drug abuse. Drug abusers are more frequently attempting acts of deception to obtain opiate based prescription medications. In FY 14-15 a total of 134,561 pharmaceutical unit doses were identified as being diverted.
During FY 14-15 Drug Task Force Agents charged 200 different people with 445 different criminal charges.