The Summit County Sheriff’s Office served search warrants at multiple locations including a house on North Van Buren Avenue as part of a multi-jurisdictional operation. No other information is available at this time. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.
UPDATE: The Barberton operation was part of a multi-county effort coordinated through the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office targeting illegal gambling. No other information was released by the prosecutor’s office due to the ongoing investigation.
Sheriff’s offices in Summit, Erie, Ottawa, Stark, Wayne, Portage counties were involved in serving the warrants as well as 20 other agencies including the Barberton Police Department. The Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Department of Taxation Criminal Investigations Division were also involved.