Agents seize 38 pounds of meth from Dayton home

Agents seize 38 pounds of meth from Dayton home (Photo: Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Thirty-eight pounds of suspected methamphetamine are off the streets of Dayton after they were seized by the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force.

The drugs, which have a street value of more than one-million dollars, were seized Monday morning, July 16, as agents served a search warrant at a home on Lexington Avenue. Authorities say the drugs were manufactured in Mexico, taken to California and then shipped to Ohio. Donald Garrett, 52, of Dayton was arrested on drug charges.

Methamphetamine use is on the rise in Ohio, authorities say, so far this year, 7,300 drug submissions to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation crime laboratories have tested positive for meth. "These drugs ruin lives, destroy families, fuel violence, drive up property crime, and wreck neighborhoods. Anyone associated with it—especially those who sell and traffic it—are doing violence to people and causing harm in our communities," said Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer.

The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force is part of the Ohio Attorney General's Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission.

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