PORTAGE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Sheriff David W. Doak announced the arrest of six individuals following a month long investigation into the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine which culminated following the execution of a search warrant at 4396 Edson Road, Brimfield Township by members of the Portage County Drug Task Force who were assisted by the Brimfield Township Police Department.
According to Sheriff Doak, Task Force members prepared a search warrant which was executed on Friday night, January 20, 2012, looking for evidence used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. At the time the warrant was executed several components were seized along with a small operational methamphetamine lab.
Law enforcement officers executing the search warrant were confronted with six adults and five juveniles at the residence at the time the warrant was executed.
Arrested was the home owner, Cherri Kuss age 38. She was charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, a felony of the second degree, Mitch Kuss age 18, of the same address, charged with complicity to manufacture drugs, a felony of the 3rd degree, Colton Davis, age 19 of the same address, charged with complicity to manufacture drugs, a felony of the third degree, Also arrested was Andrew Schaler age 20, of Kent, Ohio, charged with complicity to manufacture drugs, felony 3, Sean Kiser, age 19 of Suffield, Ohio, charged with complicity to manufacture drugs, felony 3 and Kim Ferry, age 19 of Kent, Ohio charged with complicity to manufacture drugs, also a felony 3.
Also seized was a shot gun with shells, and a 22 cal. rifle within the confines of the residence.
Charges against one juvenile for illegal manufacturing of drugs are pending. Task force members will seek additional charges when the case is presented to the Grand Jury.
The Portage County Drug Task Force is comprised of agents from the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Aurora Police Department, Kent Police Department, Garrettsville Police Department, Streetsboro Police Department, Brimfield Police Department, Ravenna Police Department and Windham Police Department along with the Portage County Prosecutor's Office.