NORTHSIDE, OH (FOX19) - A total of four people have been arrested and a fifth person remains at large in connection to a Northside drug investigation.
Police said Dominique Cunningham, 23, of Mount Airy, and Hasani Rowland, 37, of Reading, were arrested Friday on drug possession charges following a several months-long investigation and a raid at two Northside businesses.
Officers served search warrants Thursday at the Candy & More Store and Hair Options II Barber Shop. Co-owner of the barbershop, Mark Stubblefield, 51, of Westwood, was arrested on two counts of permitting drug abuse. Benny Stallworth, 32, of Mount Auburn, was also arrested during the raid and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, weapons under disability, receiving stolen property and five counts of drug trafficking.
A fifth suspect, Vernon Warner, 29, of Reading, is wanted for nine counts of drug trafficking and one count of receiving stolen property.
Police said the suspect allegedly purchased heroin, marijuana and firearms from individuals at the store locations. They said the activity is suspected to be gang-related.
The investigation is continued and additional charges were anticipated.
Anyone with information regarding Warner's whereabouts is asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department District Five Investigative Unit at (513) 569-8500 or Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.