Nearly 600 pounds of marijuana was seized, and several people were arrested following a Monday traffic stop in Fairfield, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said.
During a Wednesday morning press conference, Jones said the suspects transported the pot in a semitractor-trailer. The pot was stashed and “hidden well” inside of the walls of the vehicle, Jones said.
Jones said the drugs came from Mexico, and the arrests stemmed from a months-long investigation.
Several people were arrested in connection to the bust, including a Cincinnati police dispatch supervisor.
FULL PRESS CONFERENCE: Officials discuss massive pot bust; nearly 600 pounds seized
Six people were arrested, four in connection with the initial seizure and two in connection to a follow-up search warrant at a Cincinnati-area home.
Jose Antonia Santiago-Razo, 32, Brandon Guijosa, 19, Miguel Alberto Trillo, 38, and Oscar Paz-Diaz, 20, were arrested, and each charged with possession and trafficking of drugs. They were found in possession of around 400 pounds of marijuana, officials said.
The investigation led investigators to a home of Teneal Poole, a Cincinnati police dispatcher. Cincinnati police said they believe Poole was employed with the department for around 13 years.
Officials said they found around 200 additional pounds of marijuana at the home.
Poole and her boyfriend, Damian Gray, were charged with trafficking and possession of drugs. Handguns were also seized at the home.
Multiple agencies assisted in the investigation, including Fairfield City police, Fairfield Township police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Norwood police and the Cincinnati Police Department.
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