Portage County Drug Task Force set to make drug busts

PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio - After running undercover operations for the past four months, authorities are set to carry out warrants for arrest for drug violations across Portage County.

The Portage County Drug Task Force with the assistance of several local, state and federal agencies will be sweeping through the county with 35 arrest warrants charging more than 90 violations of state narcotic laws and other related charges.

Undercover operations have included purchasing heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs and marijuana from people in the Portage County area.

Last week, seven people were arrested for heroin-related violations in Ravenna and Streetsboro.

Paul Quesenbery, 23, David Adkins, 38, Jerome Latimer, 26, and DeAngelo Frost, 23, all of Ravenna, were arrested for trafficking in heroin.

Three of the arrests were made when Streetsboro police intercepted a car transporting heroin from Cleveland to Kent. Lowell Jerome Warr, 23, of Kent, was charged with trafficking in heroin and tampering with evidence. Amanda Hiner, 25, of Akron was charged with possession of heroin and tampering with evidence. Dustin Blake Whiles, 26, of Kent was charged with trafficking in heroin.

All of the arrested individuals were booked in the Portage County Jail.

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