The Medina County Drug Task Force (MCDTF) was established in 1987 with the purpose to identify, investigate, and arrest those persons involved in the trafficking, cultivation, and manufacturing of drugs and to dismantle drug networks and seize drug shipments. Since its inception, the task force has had many notable successes.
Primary funding for MCDTF is provided by the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission (MCDAC). Programs are funded by MCDAC with monies collected by Medina County’s 5-Year Anti-Drug Levy, which was first passed in 1987 and most recently passed in November 2015.
The Medina County Drug Task Force recognizes that while total elimination of drug law violations and their satellite crimes of violence, theft, robbery, and fraud are unlikely, it must remain our number one goal. Drug crimes are both a cause and an effect, which make them difficult to combat. While we ask our communities to be patient, persistent and dedicated to our goal, we must act swiftly and prudently in the public interest.
The Medina County Drug Task Force serves to identify, investigate, arrest, and aid in the prosecution of individuals to help minimize the effects of drug abuse in Medina County.
The following beliefs form the foundation for the future direction of the Medina County Drug Task Force:
- We believe that drug abuse affects all areas of the quality of life, including: the economy, our communities, our families, and our health.
- We believe that a combined effort by all law enforcement agencies, along with the schools and community, is essential to effectively minimize drug abuse in
- We believe that effective drug enforcement will result from total cooperation, communication, and coordination with all criminal justice agencies.
- We believe that education and continuing specialized training is essential to the community.