38 pounds of suspected meth seized in Dayton

The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Fore seized approximately 38 pounds of suspected methamphetamine Monday, according to a press release from the Ohio Attorney General.

The suspected meth has a reported street value of more than $1 million.

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Donald Garrett, 52, of Dayton, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspected drug charges, according to the release.

Authorities believe that the suspected meth was manufactured in Mexico before being transported to California and shipped to Ohio.

The task force was serving a search warrant at a Lexington Avenue residence in Dayton when the suspected meth was discovered.

“These drugs ruin lives, destroy families, fuel violence, drive up property crime and wreck neighborhoods,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer. “Anyone associated with it — especially those who sell and traffic it — are doing violence to people and causing harm in our communities. The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force is a collaborative effort between federal, state and local agencies that continues to make our work successful.”

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In 2018, more than 7,300 drug submissions have tested positive for meth at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation crime laboratories, according to the release.

“Thanks to the hard work of our task force members, these drugs were intercepted before they could go any further,” said Attorney General Mike DeWine. “Thirty-eight pounds of methamphetamine is a tremendous amount of drugs, and my office is working each day with our state, local and federal partners to stop the flow of opioids, methamphetamine and other drugs into this state.”

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