Wilmington Police charge 72 people in drug investigation

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WILMINGTON, OH (FOX19) - The Wilmington Police Department said on Thursday it has charged 72 people in connection with a drug investigation that lasted more than a year.

A Clinton County grand jury returned secret indictments on Monday against 47 individuals. Police said the indictments range from first degree felony engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity to drug trafficking, a fifth degree felony.

Police said they also charged another 25 individuals with attempted possession charges, a first degree misdemeanor.

Police recovered numerous firearms, cash and the following amounts of drugs:

*cocaine, 951.59 grams

*heroin, 79.4 grams

*methamphetamine: 132 grams

* fentanyl: 2.05 grams

*marijuana: 4,983 grams

Wilmington Police said during the last year it and the Greater Warren County Drug Task Force conducted several drug buys that started in the Wilmington area and lead to Dayton, Ohio.

Officials will release more information Friday during a press conference at the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

Agencies that assisted were the Greene County Agencies for Combined Enforcement, Ohio Bureau of Criminal and Investigation, the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, Dayton Safe Streets Task Force, the Dayton office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Cincinnati and Dayton offices of the FBI and the Ohio Highway State Patrol.

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