Attorney General Dave Yost announced the success of a large-scale undercover drug task force operation that took down 59 individuals in major drug trafficking organizations last week. The investigation netted 95 ounces of methamphetamine and 109 doses of hydrocodone as well as cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and suboxone. Eight stolen firearms were also seized. The U.S. 23 Major Drug Crime Task Force, part of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC), rooted out drug trafficking in southern Ohio.
“These drug busts were the equivalent of organized crime rings you’d see in the movies, not only taking profits, but taking lives,” Yost said.
The undercover effort encompassed the sheriff’s offices of Ross, Pickaway and Fayette counties, and the AG’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and OOCIC offices.