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Task force sweep results in 28 drug arrests in Medina area

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    MEDINA A total of 28 arrests on drug-related charges was the net result of an areawide sweep conducted last Thursday and Friday by The Medina County Drug Force, with assistance from The United States Marshall’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and officers from the Lodi, City of Medina, Brunswick and Montville Township police departments.

    “The event was a culmination of several undercover investigations by task force agents,” said Gary Hubbard, Medina County Task Force director.

    The agents involved were investigating how illegal narcotics were purchased throughout Medina County. Thursday’s raid produced 23 arrests from addresses in Lodi, Medina, Brunswick, Wadsworth and other surrounding. The last five arrests were completed on Friday.

    “I think it shows the dedication and that Medina County Task Force is out doing their job,” Hubbard said.

    Patrick Berarducci, city of Medina police chief, explained that it was the second raid in the past few months that has rounded up 100 percent of the people with warrants outstanding. He said that by showing that they are working together, all the local entities are taking a firm stance against drugs in the area.

    “We’re just going to keep the pressure on them,” Berarducci said.

    All suspects were taken into custody without incident. Each was transported to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office and a juvenile was taken to the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center.

    Arrested were: David L. Reed, Matthew Clegg, George Quinones, Bernadette Rees, Perry Hermansen Sr., Jeremiah J. Haugen, Isaiah S. Castro, Perry Hermansen III, a 17-year-old minor, all of Medina; David P. Daigle, Samuel D. Page, Donald L. Petrovic, Leannah L. Fiddler, Daniel C. Curtis, Justin Fiddler, all of Wadsworth; Kerry L. Williams, Steven E. Fletcher, both of Brunswick; Barbara A. Lee, of Lodi; Wanda G. Lawson and Max Perino, both of Lafayette Township; Angela Grabill, of Wooster; Joshua Bubner, of Doyalstown; Jeffrey M. Holcomb, of North Royalton; Shaun M. Roland and Robert C. Anders, both of Barberton, Carrie L. Mohr, of Marshallville; and Pamela E. Bucci and Anthony A. Waple, both of Strongsville.

    Charges included trafficking in Marijuana, Methamphetamine, counterfeit substance, Cocaine, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, Psilocybin, Amphetamine, Morphine, Heroin, Crack Cocaine, Oxycodone and Methadone. All trafficking charges are felonies. There was one charge of possession of drugs, which is a misdemeanor.

    Jennifer Karpus
    Sun News
    September 22, 2010



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