Warren County Drug Task Force with collaboration from the Ohio Bureau of
Criminal Investigation, DEA Dayton and Columbus Offices, the RANGE Drug Task
Force, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Darke County Sheriff's Office, seized approximately 750 pounds of high-grade marijuana with a street value of close
to $5,000 per pound.
operation began Monday with the undercover purchase of 100 pounds of
marijuana for $180,000 in Warren County, and the immediate service of six
search warrants in Montgomery and Darke counties in Ohio.
bulk of this seizure appears to have come from marijuana dispensaries in
Oregon, Colorado and California, for the past several years. Also seized was a
significant quantity of hashish, THC laced drinks, brownies, and candy, also
sold in dispensaries in western states and transported to Ohio for resale.
considerable amount of cash was also seized in this several month
investigation and is being held for possible forfeiture. Two arrests have been
made for the trafficking of the 100 pounds of marijuana, with additional
indictments to come in the next few weeks.