Fentanyl, other drugs seized by county task force

“A large quantity” of fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, as well as handguns and cash were seized and one arrest was made by Montgomery County RANGE Task Force detectives.

Julian Willis, 30, remained in the county jail on charges of drug possession after his arrest Tuesday afternoon at a residence in the 7000 block of Claircrest Drive in Huber Heights, the sheriff’s office said in a statement released Tuesday night.

The task force used search warrants to raid the Huber Heights address as well as two Dayton residences, one in the 3100 block of Salem Avenue and another in the 1700 block of Princeton Drive.

Task force detectives also seized two handguns and a large quantity of U.S. currency from the addresses.

According to the sheriff’s office, the seizures of “a large quantity” of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and crack cocaine ended a long-term trafficking investigation.

In the statement, neither the sheriff’s office nor the task force define what is meant by “a large quantity.”

Fentanyl is an opiate blamed in more than 500 confirmed overdose deaths in Ohio in 2014, including 114 in Montgomery County.

In 2014, there were 1,245 fentanyl seizures in Ohio, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The opioid officials have said is produced in Latin American drug labs reached the Dayton region in late 2013, leading to a spike in heroin-related overdoses.

The county prosecutor’s office is reviewing the possibility of additional charges against Willis, according to the sheriff’s office.

Published by whio.com

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