Cocaine, Meth, guns and cash seized in two large drug busts in Montgomery Co.
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A nearly year-long investigation into a drug trafficking organization in the Dayton area has ended with two arrests.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday not one, but two large drug busts this week. The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force arrested two men, Jamie "Snoop" Harris and Charles Moore. Authorities say the two have been selling methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana throughout the Miami Valley.
Around 6:30 Tuesday morning, Homeland Security's Special Response Team raided 2906 Moraine Avenue in Dayton. Investigators also attempted to pull over Moore who they say threw nearly two pounds of meth out of his car. After Moore's arrest, detectives with the task force searched a home in Jefferson Township and an apartment in Trotwood.
Agents with the task force say they seized more than 12 pounds of meth, 750 grams of heroin, 350 grams of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana, several thousand dollars in cash and two handguns.
A separate bust happened on Monday, February 12, as the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force assisted the Illinois State Police Department with a narcotics investigation. Authorities arrested four people for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. Authorities say Armando Takata-Napoles, Sixto Flores-Zazueta Jr., Dixto Flores-Zazueta Sr. and Violet Zazueta had 20 pounds of cocaine. Authorities say the drugs were on their way to Springfield.