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STARK COUNTY – The Cleveland Division of the FBI detained 11 suspects in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking organization throughout Stark and Summit Counties.

The Alliance Police Department, Akron Police Department, Canton Police Department, Jackson Township Police Department, Louisville Police Department and State of Ohio Adult Parole Authority helped execute 8 arrest warrants and 7 search warrants in Akron and Canton on Wednesday morning.

All of the people arrested were charged with intent to distribute and distribution of crystal methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of crystal methamphetamine.

Carlos Elias, 33, Lisa Elias, 36, Nikki Greenwood, 37, Michael Mack, 39, Wilmer Martinez, 25, Steven Petit, 35, Richard Stewart, 57, and Robert Willham, 36, were all arrested Wednesday morning.

Jose Cuevas, 28, Javier Roque, 30, and Nicholas Stewart, 35, were previously arrested.

The investigation before Wednesday’s raid lasted for more than 6 months and led to the seizure of 10 guns, 1 pound of cocaine, 145 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $150,000, 11 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $150,000 and $100,000 in cash.

“This ring is responsible for shipping pounds of crystal meth into Stark and Summit counties,” said acting U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon. “The fact that this pipeline was shut off is a credit to the FBI, the Akron and Canton police departments and our other law enforcement partners.”