WDTN-TV reported on February 28 that two men were arrested after the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force served two search warrants following a long-term drug trafficking investigation. The two properties raided were located at 2110 University Place and 1046 Shakespeare Avenue in Dayton.
According to WDTN, detectives found several ounces of fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, three handguns, a rifle, four vehicles, and approximately $65,000 in cash from the two residences. A 30-year-old man was arrested on possession of drugs charges and another 30-year-old man was arrested on possession of drugs and having weapons while under disability charges.
The R.A.N.G.E. Task Force identifies its primary focus as disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations operating in the Miami Valley. The task force has been involved in multiple drug possession and drug trafficking offenses in the area so far this year.
Dayton Drug Possession Defense Attorney
Any alleged possession of a controlled substance offense usually carries criminal penalties. The extent of the possible consequences often depends on the type of illegal drug involved, the amount of the controlled substance involved, and the activity that the alleged offender might have been involved in.
A person can face possession of a controlled substance charges if he or she knowingly obtains, possesses, or uses a controlled substance or a controlled substance analog. An alleged offender can be charged with trafficking or aggravated trafficking drugs if that person sells or offers to sell a controlled substance or a controlled substance analog, or prepares for shipment, ships, transports, delivers, prepares for distribution, or distributes a controlled substance or a controlled substance analog, when the alleged offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the controlled substance or a controlled substance analog is intended for sale or resale by the offender or another person.
Unlike other states in which possession of a certain amount results in automatic drug trafficking charges, an alleged offender in Ohio can be accused of a drug trafficking offense even if it involves a seemingly minimal amount of a controlled substance. Trafficking charges often involve larger amounts of drugs or other circumstantial evidence such as alleged offenders being in possession of a large amount of cash or having a controlled substance sorted into smaller packages of equal amounts, but a person who provides an illegal drug as a gift to another person for no monetary remuneration can face drug trafficking charges.
If you were arrested for a drug possession or drug trafficking offense anywhere in the Montgomery County area, it is in your best interest to contact Joslyn Law Firm. Brian Joslyn is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Dayton who can fight to possibly get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.