Officers from Dayton area agencies seized $1 million in illegal drugs on Wednesday.
with the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force served multiple search warrants
Wednesday in Huber Heights, New Carlisle, and Tipp City as part of an ongoing
drug trafficking investigation.
As a result, investigators located large
amounts of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine with an estimated street value
in excess of $1 million.
of thousands of dollars were also seized, and four people were taken into
Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force consists of officers from the Montgomery
County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery County RANGE Task Force, Warren County Drug
Task Force, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Department of Homeland
Security, Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, and Warren County Prosecutor's
task force was developed to investigate upper level drug organizations in
Montgomery, Warren, and surrounding counties.
members of this task force have been doing outstanding work to keep drugs off
the streets and protect Ohio's families," said Attorney General DeWine.
"Heroin alone is killing people in Ohio each and every day, but by
working to cut off the supply, we are certain that this task force is saving
collaborative effort is proving to be highly effective in seizing large
quantities of drugs before they impact neighborhoods in Montgomery County and
surrounding areas," said Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer.
"Seizing large amounts of money from these drug trafficking
organizations directly effects their ability to continue to supply the
is another excellent example of the type of drug offenders that can be
effectively dealt with by the collaboration of multiple agencies with their
individual resources being pooled together," said Warren County Sheriff
Larry Sims. "This OOCIC task force continues to demonstrate their
value to their communities through the seizure of these drugs destined for the
citizens of Ohio."
its inception in September, the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force has
seized the following:
Methamphetamine: 25.2 pounds
Marijuana: Approximately 22 pounds
Heroin: 13.3 pounds
Cocaine: 439 grams
Illicit Pills: 749
Cash: Hundreds of thousands of dollars
task force has arrested a total of 51 people, and multiple guns have been