Assault rifle, drugs seized in Dayton raid

An assault rifle, cocaine, heroin, body armor and cash were among items seized Tuesday afternoon in a task force raid on two residences that also ended in one arrest.

Damian Jones, 20, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail after county Regional Agencies Narcotics and Gun Enforcement Task Force agents raided a home in the 3200 block of Merrimac Avenue, according to a statement the RANGE task force released Tuesday night.

Jones was arrested at about 4 p.m., according to online jail records. At 10 p.m., he had not been formally charged, according to jail records.

He was being detained on charges of drug trafficking and weapons possession. Authorities did not state whether Jones lives at the Merrimac Avenue address.

The RANGE task force executed a search warrant at the Merrimac address and at a residence in the 100 block of Malden Avenue.

Detectives seized the body armor, an AK-47 rifle, two handguns, heroin, cocaine and several thousand dollars in cash from the two locations.

Authorities did not specify the quantity of the heroin or the cocaine and did not describe the caliber of the handguns.

According to the task force, the raids concluded a long-term investigation that also involved the state bureau of criminal investigations and the federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives.

The task force asks the public to call (937) 225-6272 with information or tips. All calls are kept confidential.

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