Friday, February 22, 2013
Stow police said initial information suggested Tuesday's suspected meth lab bust was spurred by a child smelling of chemicals, but it was actually an anonymous tip.
A suspected meth lab was busted up Tuesday afternoon at a Lillian Road residence, but the tip that led Stow police to the alleged drug operation didn’t originate from a Lakeview Intermediate School employee. Stow police said initial information suggested the investigation was launched after a 12-year-old arrived at Lakeview for class on Tuesday morning smelling of chemicals, the Stow Sentry reports. However, Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker has learned the real tip came anonymously from a caller who informed a Kimpton Middle School employee that a Stow student might be living in a meth house. School administrators determined the tip was in reference to the 12-year-old who lived at the home in question, and it was then Lakeview staff that …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Jason and Brandi Little were arrested Tuesday after a suspected meth lab was found by police in their Stow residence.
Updated Feb. 21, 10:13 p.m. Five children were taken in by Summit County Children’s Services on Feb. 19 after Stow police found them living with their parents in a suspected meth house. The parents, Jason Little, 37, and Brandi Little, 28, of Stow, were arrested, charged with multiple felonies and taken to Summit County Jail, according to Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker. The investigation was triggered Tuesday after police received a tip from a Lakeview Intermediate School employee that one of their 12-year-old students came to class smelling like chemicals, said Dirker. Anonymous Tip Launched Suspected Meth Lab Investigation, Not Chemical Odor Stow police, along with the Summit County Drug Unit, searched the child’s residence – located at …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Some items suspected of being used to make methamphetamines were found on the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Sanford Avenue Nov. 30. Stow Police Det. Tom Gottas found three two-liter bottles in the street at the intersection just off of Darrow and Kent Roads. The bottles contained an unknown off-white substance with pieces of Lithium in it. The waste material was similar to what remains after making meth, according to the report. The Summit County Drug Unit Meth Response Team was called in to clean up the dump site and neutralize the waste material and dispose of it. There are no suspects at this time. Illegal manufacturing of drugs is a second-degree felony. For questions about this report, email Editor Amanda Harnocz.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Stow Police collected 88 marijuana plants from a Graham Road home in May and recently charged the owner with two felonies.
Stow Police arrested Paul Persa of Graham Road Wednesday and charged him with two felonies after police found 88 marijuana plants in his home in May. It was one of the larger grows Detective Tom Gottas, of the Stow Narcotics Divison, said he has seen. The plants were not fully grown, but valued around $40,000 total. Persa, 28, was charged with illegal cultivation of marijuana, a second-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony. He was arraigned in front of Judge Kim Hoover. The police department will receive a court order to destruct the marijuana in an incinerator. On May 3, Gottas and the Summit County Drug Unit went to Persa's home at 2015 Graham Rd. and could smell the marijuana when the door was opened, he said…
Friday, May 6, 2011
Police received an anonymous tip about the plants.
Last updated: May 6, 4:31 p.m. Police collected 88 marijuana plants from a Graham Road home May 3, a seizure that police say ranks among the department's largest. "This is one of the nicer grows that we have seen, but not the biggest, although it would be right up there with the big ones," said Detective Tom Gottas, of the police department's narcotics division. No arrests have been made, he said, but the investigation continues. A fully mature marijuana plant is typically worth about $1,000. Gottas said each of the plants collected was worth about $500 or less (about $40,000 total). "We got them before they were completely done growing," he said. After the investigation and prosecution is complete, Gottas said the marijuana plants will be…