Friday, February 15, 2013
Four people arrested on Feb. 10 face several meth-related felony charges.
An early morning trip to the local Walgreen's ended badly for four people after they were seen purchasing items that can be used to produce methamphetamine. On Feb. 10 at 12:43 a.m., an officer from the Cuyahoga Falls Police K-9 Unit pulled over two members of the group -- Cliff J. Cundiff, 29, of Akron, and Richelle L. Brown, 33, of Cuyahoga Falls -- as they left the State Road drug store. The officer found methamphetamine, a glass pipe allegedly used to smoke the drug and "Wal-Phed," an over-the-counter medicine that can double as a meth ingredient, according to the Cuyahoga Falls police report. Once the pair was in custody, police arrested the other two suspects -- Brandon T. Stewart, 30, of Kent, and Mark D. Veasey, 48, of Cuyahoga …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls police are seeing a remarkable increase in heroin overdoses, too
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman offered statistics regarding drug activity in the city spanning 2010 to 2012.
Lt. Steve Guldeman, of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit, provided the following statistics regarding the city's drug activity, and it may raise some eyebrows among residents. According to Guldeman's data, 17 suspected heroin overdoses were reported in 2012, which was the combined total for 2010 and 2011. After a decline in various pill overdoses (from 42 in 2010 to 32 in 2011), 2012 saw a spike to 45 overdoses, or a 41% increase. Methamphetamine lab busts tripled, from 6 to 19, in 2012 over 2011. Also, the number of people charged in connection with the drug labs almost quadrupled from 11 to 40, or a 264% increase. In addition, three people died from drug-induced overdoses in 2012 -- two suspected deaths from heroin and one …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Deputy law director says each situation handled on case-by-case basis.
Hope Jones, Cuyahoga Falls deputy law director, said there have been less than five instances of landlords having to foot the bill for site remediation since the 2008 meth lab clean-up ordinance was approved. Jones said the law director’s office has evaluated each situation on a case-by-case basis, determining first if the meth lab creator can pay for site cleanup. “This ordinance gives the city the right to not just remediate (sites) ourselves, but if we think we can … recover the cost by asking for restitution in the criminal case, it gives us that option,” Jones said. However, she added, “Meth is not a drug where you’re going to have wealthy users. Maybe there’s a car out there, a computer, something that we could seize.” To date, the …
Monday, September 26, 2011
An Akron man faces felony charges following a drug bust on Route 8. The following information was supplied by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A traffic stop over the weekend turned into a drug bust after police discovered meth. Cuyahoga Falls Police report a patrol officer stopped a red, Dodge Neon at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, for speeding while traveling south on the State Route 8 Howe Avenue exit ramp. Police discovered the driver, Bright Rothhaas, 32, of Akron, was driving with suspended license and had a warrant out for his arrest in Tallmadge. Rothhaas was arrested after police found numerous items for manufacturing methamphetamine and the final product. Detectives from the Cuyahoga Falls Narcotics Unit, the Summit County Drug Task Force and the fire department responded to the incident, which shutdown the exit ramp for traffic for a little over an hour. Police said an …