AKRON, Ohio (WJW) -- Late last week, a task force reportedly issued multiple warrants and arrested at least four people involved in illegal drug activity in Stark and Summit Counties.
The drug bust, dubbed “Operation Vapor Trail,” reportedly included the seizing of weapons, cash and thousands of pounds of marijuana products and was a joint effort between the Akron Police Department Narcotics Unit, the DEA, FBI, multiple sheriff’s offices and the U.S. Marshals, among others.
The operation has reportedly been ongoing since February 2019 when Akron police were first alerted that a vape shop called Dubba Bubba's Vape Store on East Tallmadge Avenue was allegedly selling marijuana and THC products illegally.
Specifically, police report finding and seizing the following: 18 firearms, 774 pounds of marijuana, 422 pounds of edibles, 1,143 pounds of THC vapes, 203 pounds of "shatter"/"wax"/"dabs," along with more than $250,000 in cash. Some of the edible products discovered in the bust included THC-enhanced kid’s cereal, which officials called problematic.
Last week police said the task force arrested Demarco Jones, 24, on federal charges, along with George May, 22, and Tyrone Keith, 44. They also reportedly arrested DaShawn Jones, 45, on state charges.
Authorities believe the Akron vape shop was one of many such outlets, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.