SUFFIELD TOWNSHIP -- On June 24, 2013, Portage County Drug Task Force members arrested and charged Michael T. Wise, 45, with violating state narcotic laws.
Wise lives at and is the manager of the Flamingo Motel, at 6893 Waterloo Road, in Atwater Township.
According to Sheriff David W. Doak, members of the task force received another complaint of drugs being sold from the Flamingo Motel and were able to obtain a court-ordered search warrant and recovered an undisclosed amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Wise was previously arrested by members of the task force on June 12 and was out on bond for violating state narcotic laws.
The Task Force, after meeting with the Prosecutor's Office will present additional evidence to the Portage County Grand Jury seeking additional charges.
Portage County Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Portage County Prosecutor's Office, Cities of Aurora, Kent, Ravenna and Streetsboro, Villages of Garrettsville, Hiram and Windham, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
In addition, on June 21, the task force arrested and charged Justin M. Davis, 31; Brittany R. Donohue, 27; and Ralph E. Davis, 51, all of Arehart Drive in Suffield Township for violation of state narcotic laws.
Doak says Justin Davis and Brittany Donohue were charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs -- methamphetamine -- and possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture drugs, while Ralph Davis was charged with permitting drug abuse and possession of chemicals used to manufacture drugs.
Doak said task force members received several complaints of methamphetamine being manufactured at the Davis home.
They obtained a search warrant for the home and recovered chemicals and components of a functional methamphetamine lab inside the home.
Due to the hazardous chemicals involved and the potential for fire and/or explosion task force members requested the assistance of Suffield Fire and Rescue to assist until the lab was removed from the residence and secured.
Members of a chemical disposal unit were called to the scene to take custody of the chemicals for disposal.