Miami Valley drug task force seizes ‘large amount’ of suspected Ketamine, arrests 1

A 25-year-old Chicago man is in jail after the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force seized "a large amount of suspected Ketamine" during a drug operation Wednesday morning.

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Skylar Trumbo is suspected of being involved in a Chicago-based drug trafficking operation where he "would occasionally travel from Chicago to Philadelphia to purchase the narcotics,” Sheriff Phil Plummer said in a prepared statement released late Wednesday afternoon.

According to the sheriff's office, the street value of the seized narcotics, also known as "Special K," was $105,000.

Ketamine, sold under the brand name Ketalar among others, is a medication mainly used for starting and maintaining anesthesia. It induces a trance-like state while providing pain relief, sedation, and memory loss. Other uses include for chronic pain and for sedation in intensive care.

It has been known for its history of abuse as a club drug. It also has been used as a "date-rape" drug.

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According to, Ketamine, categorized as a “dissociative anesthetic,” is used in powdered or liquid form as an anesthetic, usually on animals.

It can be injected, consumed in drinks, snorted or added to joints or cigarettes. Ketamine was placed on the list of controlled substances in the United States in 1999.

Trumbo is being detained pending the filing of a formal charge accusing him of drug possession. According to the jail record, he was arrested in the 2000 block of Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood.

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