As part of the investigation, authorities searched a storage facility in Hilliard and an AirBnB in Columbus. The searches yielded another nine kilograms of fentanyl, two kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of heroin, 336 grams of methamphetamine and four pounds of marijuana, as well approximately $150,000 in cash, according to a press release.
The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force is part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission.
“Fentanyl is flowing from Mexico to Ohio and killing our communities,” said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. “Overdose deaths might have taken a back seat in the minds of some, but they remain a high priority for our team, as the numbers have skyrocketed. Our drug task forces fight on the front lines every day to eliminate the cartel ties and remove this poison from our streets.”
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office also is part of the task force.
“Along with our partners, we continue to be dedicated in removing those individuals who are involved in the illicit drug trade,” said Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett.