Cincinnati is a major city, and therefore it is not unusual to see major efforts to enforce the laws and capture criminals. Sometimes, however, people get caught up in arrests who don’t belong there.
Did you know that a recent drug bust led to five people being arrested in Pike County? According to the Pike County Drug Task Force, Pike County Deputies, and Piketon Police, raided a home on Germany Road was believed to be the center of a drug trafficking group. The authorities were able to obtain a no-knock search warrant for the home and decided to move forward with it following a long investigation into the alleged drug activity.
The force went in on Oct. 13 and found two people, a 48-year-old and 45-year-old, inside a vehicle. They were taken into custody. Inside the property, three other people were arrested. They included a 37-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman.
Following a search of the property, the force reported finding a large quantity of drugs that was allegedly already being prepared for distribution. In total, three vehicles were removed from the property, over a pound of potential “Ice” methamphetamine and other miscellaneous drug-related items were discovered. In four safes on the property, there were guns and cash as well as other trafficking items.
As of now, all the people detained are facing serious criminal charges, although those charges vary between them. It is not clear if or when they will face trial or the penalties that they could face in the future.
Anyone who is facing serious drug charges needs to understand the potential consequences of a conviction — and their right to a defense. Sometimes there are flaws in a warrant that can lead to evidence being thrown out. Other times, people get swept up in a bust because the authorities are simply too eager. Whatever the situation, speak to an experienced defense attorney about your case.