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Police use GPS to track suspected Ohio drug dealer

It is just an hour's drive north of Cincinnati to arrive at the spot where Drug Enforcement Agency used a GPS tracking device to locate, stop and arrest a Dayton man.

The 39-year-old is accused of being part of an area drug-trafficking operation, law enforcement officials said. He faces charges that include conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and felon in possession of a firearm.

Police officials said the suspect has been involved in drug-dealing for nearly two decades.

According to court documents, the man was staying at a Miamisburg motel in preparation for a trip to Arizona to purchase heroin or fentanyl. As he was driving a Volkswagen Passat, he was pulled over.

Twenty-six pounds of meth were found in the vehicle. The man and woman passengers in the vehicle were arrested.

Law enforcement officials said they had obtained a federal warrant allowing them to put a GPS tracking device on the Passat, which enabled them to make the traffic stop that preceded the discovery of the meth.

In mid-July, another GPS tracking device on the suspect's rented Hyundai Elantra enabled Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers to find and stop the car. This time, a kilogram of heroin was apparently found in the vehicle.

Clearly, this suspect, like all others facing Ohio drug-trafficking charges, must recognize the seriousness of the accusations and potential penalties.

With the help of an experienced Cincinnati criminal defense attorney, you can fight to protect your rights and freedom.

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