DEA task force arrests 1, seizes suspected fentanyl from Mexico in Dayton raid

A DEA-led task force made an arrest and seized approximately 2,235 grams of suspected fentanyl from Mexico after raiding a house on South McGee Street on a drug-related warrant.

The raid and search Thursday night occurred 10 days after law enforcement from the region, state and beyond honored Dayton Police Detective Jorge Del Rio, who died days after he was shot Nov. 4 during a DEA operation on Ruskin Road in Dayton.

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News Center 7’s Mike Campbell obtained court documents that detail the Thursday night arrest of Adrian Altunar, who told an undercover officer he recently received 2 kilos of fentanyl from Mexico.

Altunar said he would provide the undercover officer 1.2 kilos of fentanyl for $37,000 until they built a working relationship. Agents also seized approximately 2,235 grams of suspected fentanyl, a kilo wrapper and an undetermined amount of cash found hidden under the carpet.

Investigators have not confirmed the claims of neighborhood residents who said the house where the search and arrest occurred had been vacant and anyone living there was squatting.


Traffic to South McGee Street in Dayton was blocked Thursday night as a task force that included federal agents, state and local police served drug-related warrants.

An agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration told our News Center 7 crew on scene that no details about the activity would be released tonight.

The road did not reopen until shortly before 2 a.m. Friday.

Dayton police and troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were also part of the operation on South McGee, between East Fourth and East Fifth streets.

We will continue working to learn details about the warrants and whether any arrests were made. Stay with for breaking news.

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