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No arrests made after meth, counterfeit cash recovered during drug-related search at Oakwood house

Chief Alan Hill of Oakwood's Public Safety Department said Tuesday that no arrests have been made and no charges presented as a result of last Friday's task force operation at a house on Far Hills Ave.

Hill said the investigation is ongoing and could take any number of angles, with criminal charges possible in the future.

He said Friday's search at 1800 Far Hills Ave. was the result of a long-term narcotics investigation. Three people were detained during the search, but they have not been arrested.

Robert J. Greene, director of the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit that executed the search warrant, said a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine and counterfeit money was recovered from the house. 

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Three people were taken into custody Friday morning in Oakwood in connection with a long-term narcotics investigation, according to Oakwood Police Chief Alan Hill.

Members of the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit that works Dayton’s south suburbs executed a search warrant, entering a home and detached garage at 1800 Far Hills Ave. just before 10 a.m. with weapons drawn.

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The house is directly across Telford Avenue from the Wright Library. Parts of Far Hills Avenue were briefly closed during the operation.

Robert J. Greene, director of the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit, said a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine and counterfeit money was recovered from the house.

“Agents with (TCSU) have been watching this house and gathering a lot of information on the possibility of drug offenses as well as maybe counterfeiting offenses,” Greene said. “Through the course of probably 4-5 months, we collected enough information to execute a search warrant today.”

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Hill said the three residents were home at the time and were placed in custody but not formally arrested. Greene would not yet say what charges would be filed against any of the residents, but said law enforcement officials “have a suspicion” that they were dealing drugs.

“We will be going through their computers and phones to see how that all came about,” he said.

Greene said the investigation did not start from neighbor complaints. He said information from traffic stops of some of the residents played a part in the case. He added that other people recently arrested had possibly been using the counterfeit money recovered Friday.

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He said houses with drug activity in the suburbs are “more common than you would think,” adding that police continue to fight drug activity.

“I think in every community it’s extremely important,” Greene said. “This is a bit of surprise in this particular community, but unfortunately it’s everywhere.”

WHIO-TV reporter Sean Cudahy contributed to this report.

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