In Ashtabula, a huge early morning drug raid. Following a nine month investigation, federal, state and local officials are conducted a wide ranging raid. The focus is on busting meth labs. Sheriff Johnson tells 19 Action News, they expect to arrest 35 to 45 people.
Big mystery in a small town as the Grafton Village Council held a meeting Tuesday night where they unanimously voted to fire Police Chief Lonnie Carroll without reason. Also, during the meeting, which lasted only just over 2 minutes, the council voted to immediately have Danny Clark take over as acting police chief in his place. After the meeting 19 Action News asked Mayor Megan Flanigan why Chief Carroll was fired, and she said she no comment. Chief Lonnie Carroll had just returned from a sick leave, before he was placed on paid administrative leave by Mayor Flanigan and was given an escort out of the building for no apparent reason Monday morning. There is talk around the town that some officers wanted to join a union, but the village's population is not big enough to support one.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, Chair of the Ohio ICAC Task Force, unveiled the newest tool to battle Internet predators, a state of the art mobile forensic lab. The ICAC forensic lab is the first of its kind in the State of Ohio. The Mobile Investigations Vehicle will aid in the investigation of online sexual predators, and child pornography trading and downloading. Prosecutor Bill Mason stated, "The mobile forensic lab will bring state of the art technology to the doorsteps of the sexual predators."
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