“We are dedicated to the prosecution of drug trafficking in our community. We work extensively with drug task forces - both local and federal - but also with concerned citizens on the street...
We rely on the support of the community to report and testify against the drug dealers who seek profit at the expense of the health and welfare of our community.”
The Major Drug Offenders Unit is a specialized force of prosecutors whose experience and training in the law of search and seizure and other expertise in drug case law make us particularly effective in the prosecution of drug traffickers.
We provide legal counsel and support to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of individuals trafficking in large amounts of illegal drugs. We also prepare search warrants prior to indictment.
Following indictment, we handle these cases through all stages of the prosecution including motion hearings, trial, forfeiture and sentencing.
Our mission is to prosecute criminals who make a living in the sale or trade of drugs.
Quantity of drugs is not the only criteria we use for identifying major drug cases. We use the following criteria:
- Quantity of drugs
- Guns involved
- Children involved
- Kind of drug
- Size of cash seizure
- Association with organized crime,
- Criminal history
- Community input and complaints
- Police request
We work closely with the US Attorney's Office and Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office to bring drug dealers to justice.