Warren Co. makes huge OxyContin bust - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Warren Co. makes huge OxyContin bust

Omar Little / Courtesy Warren Co. Drug Task Force Omar Little / Courtesy Warren Co. Drug Task Force
Troy Daniels / Courtesy Warren Co. Drug Task Force Troy Daniels / Courtesy Warren Co. Drug Task Force
Zaid Nassar / Courtesy Warren Co. Drug Task Force Zaid Nassar / Courtesy Warren Co. Drug Task Force
Courtesy Warren Co. Drug Task Force Courtesy Warren Co. Drug Task Force

(LEBANON, OH) -- The Southwest Ohio Regional Drug Task Force (SWORD), the Warren County Drug Task Force, the Cincinnati Office of the FBI, and the Dayton office of the DEA announce a major drug bust.

Officers made an undercover purchase of 3,000, 80mg. OxyContin® tablets in Dearborn, Mich., from the target of a three month investigation into the distribution of OxyContin® into southwest Ohio.

The pills were purchased for $105,000, and have an ultimate street value of $240,000.

Officials say this purchase represents the largest undercover purchase of OxyContin® in the United States. One previous purchase of 600 OxyContin® tablets had been made during the course of the investigation, in Warren County, Ohio.

Two men were arrested and charged federally with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance:

Omar Little, Male, 37 YOA, Detroit, Michigan

Troy Daniels, Male, 40 YOA, Detroit, Michigan

On May 20, two separate search warrants were served in Union Township (Clermont County), and Fairfield (Butler County), resulting in the seizure of a significant amount of U.S. currency, a firearm, and the arrest of :

Zaid Nassar, Male, 23 YOA,

Nassar is also charged federally with the Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, OxyContin® tablets in Southwest Ohio, and is believed to be an illegal alien from the country of Jordan.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • #TeamFiona

    See the Fiona mural that will be painted on a downtown building

    See the Fiona mural that will be painted on a downtown building

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:21:08 GMT
    Fans across the globe have followed Fiona's journey for the past year. (Photo: Kathy Newton/Cincinnati Zoo)Fans across the globe have followed Fiona's journey for the past year. (Photo: Kathy Newton/Cincinnati Zoo)

    A giant mural of Fiona the hippo will soon grace the side of a building in downtown Cincinnati – and ArtWorks needs your help designing and painting it.  

    Full Story >

    A giant mural of Fiona the hippo will soon grace the side of a building in downtown Cincinnati – and ArtWorks needs your help designing and painting it.  

    Full Story >
  • Hyde Park man injured in BB gun drive-by shooting

    Hyde Park man injured in BB gun drive-by shooting

    Hyde Park man injured in BB gun drive-by shooting

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:20:13 GMT
    Raycom Media/fileRaycom Media/file
    Raycom Media/fileRaycom Media/file

    A man was out walking his dog in Hyde Park when he was injured Tuesday evening in a drive-by BB gun shooting, according to Cincinnati Police. 

    Full Story >

    A man was out walking his dog in Hyde Park when he was injured Tuesday evening in a drive-by BB gun shooting, according to Cincinnati Police. 

    Full Story >
  • Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

    Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:42:57 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:18:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves a classified briefing about the federal investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves a classified briefing about the federal investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018.

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers have received classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling.

    Full Story >

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers have received classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly