2 arrested after apartment residents try to rid building of ‘known drug dealers,’ officials say

SWAT removed the second suspect who remained inside the building

Suspected drug dealers arrested in Roselawn

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Two people were arrested after a SWAT situation in Roselawn Tuesday morning.

The incident happened in the 7000 block of Glen Meadow Lane at an apartment building around 11 a.m.

Police said the residents of the building and a team member for Glen Meadow apartments were trying to rid the residence of known drug dealers that had taken over the common area to conduct drug business.

The drug dealers had even changed the locks on the building, according to police.

The team member, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation, said he was doing a routine inspection when he came across a laundry room that didn’t seem right.

“Noticed that the lock was not the lock that was supposed to be on these,” he said.

The window into the room was blocked, which raised his concern even more.

“I knew that there had been issues in that area,” he said.

The team member of the building called Cincinnati police and Michael Milford was arrested, but Dariz Bray remained inside the building and was believed to be armed.

Michael Milford and Dariz Bray were arrested after a SWAT situation in Roselawn.
Michael Milford and Dariz Bray were arrested after a SWAT situation in Roselawn. (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

SWAT was then called in to remove him from the building.

Police said Bray came out after SWAT arrived on scene.

Police said they recovered a small amount of marijuana, a scale and a white powdery substance they say could be fentanyl.

Milford was charged with receiving stolen property, criminal trespass, obstructing official business, carrying a concealed weapon and weapons under disability.

Bray was charged with obstructing official business.

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