Two Dayton residents charged after more than 40 pounds of heroin, fentanyl seized


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    DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Two Dayton residents are facing charges after more than 40 pounds of heroin and fentanyl were seized.

    Thomas and Renae Mead were arrested after officials got information that they were allegedly involved in narcotics trafficking. Crews served a search warrant at a resident on Gipsy Avenue in Harrison Township, where they found 5.3 kilograms of heroin, 16.8 kilograms of fentanyl and 184 grams of Etizolam.

    Renae Mead is facing charges of possession with intent to distribute 400 or more grams of fentanyl. (Photo: Shelby County Jail)

    Thomas Mead is facing charges of possession with intent to distribute 400 or more grams of fentanyl. (Photo: Butler County Jail)

    “This is another example of the ongoing battle against drug cartels bringing in illegal drugs into our communities. We recognize collaboration through federal, state and local partnerships are necessary to have a significant impact on the criminal organizations in Montgomery County and the Miami Valley," Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said.

    The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force announced the seizure, and they had assistance in the case from the U.S. Marshals service.

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