DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A major drug bust swept through three communities in the Miami Valley.
FBI Agents, police officers and deputies swarmed five locations in Dayton, Trotwood, and Springfield on Wednesday.
Authorities said they seized drugs, firearms and cash from all the locations.
In the 200 block of Grand Avenue in Springfield, undercover drug agents found more than a kilo of powdered cocaine, along with bags of colorful pills believed to be ecstacy.
Authorities also found plastic ziplock bags of powdered cocaine, some of it stashed inside a toys in the home.
Police also towed a car parked on the property.
Its an investigation into a drug trafficking organization. It has ties to C.I.R.V related groups which is the community initiative to reduce gun violence, but I'd rather not give the specific names right now, said Lt. Mark Carper, with the Dayton Police Department.
Residents on Grand Avenue said they woke up to the sound of a loud burglar alarm at about 9 AM on Wednesday morning.
Many of them sat on their porches for hours, watching SWAT team members, undercover police, and K-9 units search through the home.
Neighbor Gina Jones, who lived a few doors down said, officers broke down the door and entered the home.
That probably don't surprise me on this street, but I'm not sure. That just makes me want to get out a little bit faster, said Jones.
Well, I think it's a big step is getting drugs off the steet as well as people who have ties to very violent groups and organiations, and that is what the CIRV task force is set up to investigate,. said Lt. Carper.
Police said the raids have focused on a group associated with the Money Go Getters street gang.
No arrests have been made at this time. Police said the suspects would be indicted by a grand jury.
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