Sat., 7 pm: TAG teams in fight against drugs


Newton Falls police received a call last week, then made a call to the Trumbull Ashtabula Group Law Enforcement Task Force.

Like many of its counterparts in Trumbull and Ashtabula counties, the police department has contacted the drug-investigative unit, more commonly known as TAG, on several occasions after receiving tips or information about suspected drug activity. In this case, it was a possible methamphetamine lab.

“They call us and we’re there. It really is a partnership, a collaborative effort,” said Jeff Orr, TAG commander and a captain in the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office.

The task force doesn’t replace local police, he said. It was created to work with them to help drive drugs out of their communities.

TAG focuses its investigations on drug traffickers, gangs, firearm traffickers, and Homeland Security issues.

Read more about the task force and its achievements in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle.