3 men facing federal charges after drug bust at Dayton used car dealership

Nearly 80 kilograms of cocaine seized in January bust, officials say

DAYTON — Three men are facing federal drug charges stemming from a January drug bust at a used car dealership in Dayton, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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David Scott, 41 and Jerry Timothy Vaughn Jr, 40, both of Dayton are facing federal charges of narcotics conspiracy, distribution of a controlled substance, and possession with an intent to distribute, a DOJ spokesperson said in a media release Thursday. A third man, Shannon Jamar Higgins Sr., 47, of Cincinnati, was also charged and entered a guilty plea July 14 on a charge of intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Court documents allege Drug Enforcement Agents in Cincinnati were investigating trafficking of cocaine. Agents allege Higgins was driving from Cincinnati to Dayton to purchase cocaine from Scott and Vaughn at Luxury Sports Auto Sales, a used car dealership in the 5300 block of West Third Street in Dayton.

Investigators searched the car dealership in January and seized nearly 80 kilograms, over 176 pounds, of cocaine in a metal cylinder, the DOJ spokesperson said. A search at Vaughn’s home also recovered more cocaine, a gun, and cash, officials said.

Additional details were not released.