10 pounds of suspected fentanyl seized in Dayton bust

DAYTON — Two people were arrested after nearly 10 pounds of suspected fentanyl was seized in Dayton.

Members of the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force and RANGE Task Force arrested Cesar Linares-Serrano, 34, of Aculco, Mexico, and David Price, 31, of Columbus on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Fentanyl, a news release read.

Both men are in the Butler County Jail on a hold for the U.S. Marshals, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and jail records.

Authorities said they believe the fentanyl was transported from Mexico to Ohio using a commercial motor vehicle.

“This is another example of the ongoing battle against drug cartels bringing in illegal drugs into our communities. We recognize collaboration through federal, state and local partnerships are necessary to have a significant impact on the criminal organizations in Montgomery County and the Miami Valley,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer.

Officials estimated the suspected drugs to have a street value of more than $500,000.

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