AKRON -- Authorities charged 18 in two separate but related groups that brought drugs to Akron from Las Vegas and Arizona.
Agents from the DEA, FBI, and Summit County Drug Task Force announced today that an Akron father, his son, and a third man were charged with running a large-scale drug ring that brought cocaine, heroin and marijuana from Las Vegas to Akron.
The second drug ring was one that brought thousands of pounds of marijuana from Arizona to Akron.
"The defendants brought hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs into Akron, " said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
"They sold this poison on our streets with one motivation- to make money."
This investigation was conducted under the U.S. Attorney's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, which is part of a national program that seeks to identify, investigate and prosecute significant drug trafficking enterprises.
More arrests are expected in the operation.