On Tuesday, September 24, the Portage County Drug Task Force arrested and booked 35-year-old Robert J. Schormik III and 24-year-old Tara Nicole Toth, both of Ravenna.
Schormik has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance which is a 2nd degree felony and Toth was charged with obstructing justice, a 5th degree felony and is also being held on outstanding warrants for forgery out of Cuyahoga County.
The Portage County Sheriff's office says the task force has obtained search warrants and has been investigating the business identified as Flyin High Novelty in Streetsboro and at the residence of Schormik and Toth on South Prospect Street in Ravenna.
Task force agents have received numerous complaints of bath salts being sold at the business and a number of their customers are juveniles.
As a result, several undercover operations were conducted at Flyin High Novelty where Bath Salts and K-2 Spice were purchased in violation of state narcotic laws.
Over 1.5 kilos of K-2 Spice hidden above the ceiling tile at the store were recovered.
Task force agents later searched the residence of the owner and recovered additional K-2 Spice, bath salts and drug paraphernalia.
Authorities have said that they will seek additional charges once the case is reviewed by the Portage County Prosecutor's Office and evidence is presented to a grand jury.
On Monday, September 23, a county sweep identified locations where over 200 large plants were grown. These plants have a street value of over $200,000.00.
Portage County Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Portage County Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office, Cities of Aurora, Kent, Ravenna and Streetsboro Police Departments, Villages of Garrettsville and Hiram Police Departments and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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