Portage Co. teens arrested on drug-related charges

The investigation began after two overdoses were reported at Rootstown High School

The Portage County Drug Task Force arrested three teenagers on drug charges and are working to locate the source of several pounds of marijuana, shipped to the area from California.
(Pictured, from left to right): Tarren Lowell, 19; Madison Schlagel, 18; and Jason Sadler, 18; were arrested on drug-related charges following an investigation into two drug overdoses at Rootstown High School.

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Portage County Drug Task Force arrested three teenagers on drug charges and is working to locate the source of several pounds of marijuana, shipped to the area from California.

The investigation began after two overdoses were reported at Rootstown High School. Investigators then searched a home in Rootstown, where a large amount of money, an assault rifle, marijuana and shipping boxes were seized, according to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.

Tarren Lowell, 19, was charged with trafficking in drugs in the vicinity of a school, a fourth degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth degree felony.

The Sheriff’s Office also arrested Madison Schlagel, of Ravenna, and James Sadler, of Rootstown, at the high school. The 18-year-old men were each charged with two counts of corrupting another with drugs.

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