Investigators Bust Suspected Multi-Million Dollar Synthetic Drug Ring In Violet Township

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Investigators said they made a multi-million dollar synthetic drug bust in Violet Township Thursday afternoon.

According to Fairfield County Investigators, the drug bust happened at a home in the 7700 block of Busey Road.

"Its unusual to setup in a rural community like this and some of the reason they do that is to avoid detection," says Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen.

Detectives say they found crack pipes, K2 Spice and pills that could not be immediately identified.

"It's really mind boggling. There is a lot of items in here," says Commander Eric Brown of the Fairfield Hocking Major Crimes Unit.

Investigators brought in a semi to transport the drugs to the Fairfield Hocking Major Crimes Unit office.
Authorities also showed 10TV crews hollow food, beverage, other product containers that they say could have been used to transport the drugs.

"The average law enforcement officer since it has weight and a liquid feel to it would not suspect that its something couriering illegal drugs," Phalen told 10TV's Jason Frazer.

Phalen says customers would use a website to order products that were later shipped.

"Its an internet operation where they would have a secret password to get into the wholesaler," says Phalen.
Detectives at the scene told 10TV that a tip started the investigation several days ago.
At least five people were being questioned about the case however Investigators say all have been released.
The case will now be turned over to the Fairfield County Prosecutor.

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