Drugs, more than 100 firearms seized during area drug bust

Drugs, more than 100 firearms seized during area drug bust

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati police Narcotics Unit, along with Butler County deputies and Ohio state police seized drugs and more than 100 guns after making an arrest last week.

Alexey Gibson, 30, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 1, at 205 West McMillan Avenue for drug trafficking and improper transport of firearms in a vehicle.

During the arrest and subsequent search of his vehicle, authorities say they recovered 10 firearms, 11 grams of cocaine prepared for distribution, 5 lbs. of marijuana, digital scales, and about $30,000 cash.

Officers continued the investigation and executed a search warrant in Butler County, recovering more than 100 additional firearms, various ammunition, and ballistic vests.

The Butler County Sheriff's Office is working with the Cincinnati Police Narcotics Unit and the OSP on this investigation. On Monday, they held a joint news conference about the magnitude of getting these weapons off the streets.

"This is one of the biggest in our area that I've ever seen or heard of – and you see there's every kind of gun there is here. These are guns that are taken off the streets, several of them we've discovered are stolen… this is how crazy it is in our world," Sheriff Richard Jones said. "This is just another example of we have to work together and get this stuff off the streets."

Gibson is incarcerated at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $650,000 cash bond.

Cincinnati police said this all started with tips from the community and it's a good example why you should speak up

If you ever see something suspicious, you're asked to call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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