Sheriff Plummer warns drug dealers after massive bust of cocaine
UPDATE: The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force has updated that the drugs seized in this bust were cocaine, not fentanyl.
The suspects are still facing federal charges.
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - After a lengthy investigation, Tuesday afternoon the Ohio Attorney General and Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer announced a multi-agency drug bust that seized enough fentanyl to kill more than 4 million people.
Plummer then gave this warning to drug dealers and distributors.
"If you want a successful business, we suggest you take it somewhere else because our people are in the game to win,” he said.
The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Forced recovered $100,000 in cash, 9 kilos of pure fentanyl and several pounds of weed Monday night, after searching a home on Prentice Drive in New Carlisle.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine revealed the potential impact of the drugs out on the streets.
“What you’re looking at here is enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman and child in the Miami Valley,” DeWine said.
Four men were arrested:
- Aguilar Reyes-Espinosa
- Omar Cantu-Garcia
- David Cantu-Garcia
- Pedro Medina
Plummer said the group has ties to the Mexican drug cartel.
"We know one individual is an illegal," he said.
Battling Mexican drug cartels has been an ongoing issue, now being taken to federal officials. Earlier this year, DeWine stood alongside U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss the drug epidemic.
"You know, I've talked with him about additional assistance that we can get as far as intelligence and information coming off the border,” DeWine added.
The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force was started in 2013. So far, they’ve taken $7 million off the streets, seized more than 60 guns and have arrested more than 400 people.
DeWine called the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force a “model that should be reciprocated statewide.”