Law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies recently made the arrest of “one of the biggest drug dealers in the area,” the police chief of a suburb north of Cincinnati said.
A 55-year-old man and his girlfriend, 29, were arrested after months of investigation by the federal government’s Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and a Regional Narcotics Task Force that includes Hamilton and Butler counties. According to a Journal-News article, the man now faces federal charges involving drug trafficking. The article did not specify the charges against the woman.
His arrest came at the end of a months-long probe, officials said; “just one of the many investigations” pending.
The police chief vows that “there are plenty more to follow-up.”
He said information from the public was invaluable in developing leads against the alleged drug dealer. “Certainly information from the community helped in this case and helps in every case,” he said.
After the man and his girlfriend were taken into custody, police raided two Hamilton homes and a business, the newspaper article stated. Searches at the three spots netted the seizure of more than a kilogram of cocaine, five firearms and almost $20,000 in cash.
Ohio has some of the toughest penalties on the books against drug trafficking. Those charged with drug distribution face the possibilities of long prison sentences and substantial fines upon conviction.
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