2 charged after raids yield crack cocaine, cash, guns in Xenia

Two men are facing charges after a three-month investigation led to crack cocaine, guns and money being seized in Xenia, according to a release from the Agencies for Combined Enforcement Task Force.

Timothy H. Buckles, 56, has been indicted on one felony charge of possession and one felony charge of trafficking in cocaine, according to records on file with Greene County Common Pleas Court.

Eriq R. McCorkle, 31, has been indicted on multiple felony charges of possessing and trafficking in cocaine and firearms violations, according to court records.

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The suspects were arrested earlier this month when officers with the A.C.E. Task Force raided two Xenia residences, on Hivling Street and on Newport Road, according to Xenia police.

McCorkle was arrested during a traffic stop and was found to be in possession of “a large amount of suspected crack cocaine and a loaded handgun,” according to the release.

The task force also seized “a large amount of cash and three additional handguns” at the Newport Road apartment where Buckles was arrested, according to the release.

McCorkle is being held in the Greene County Jail on $50,000 bond. Buckles is being held on $5,000 bond.

The defendants have court hearings scheduled next month with jury trials set for February.

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