The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 11, 2014

23 charged in drug sweep

Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — Twenty-three persons were arrested early Friday morning as part of a sweep, coordinated by the TAG Law Enforcement Task Force, following a 16-month undercover investigation into drug trafficking.

An Ashtabula County Grand Jury secretly indicted 17 people from the Geneva area on felony drug trafficking charges. An additional five individuals from the Geneva area were charged by Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nick Iarocci’s Office with felony drug trafficking offenses in Western County Count.

The grand jury also indicted a female on numerous counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs.

The Star Beacon is still working on the story and will update it as more information becomes available.