Ohio Police Fight Drugs In Big Retail Area
Police in southwest Ohio say some shopping going on at a major retail center isn't for clothes or appliances.
A recent drug bust at an auto detail shop was the latest in a series of actions near the Dayton Mall, in a suburban area south of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News reports several arrests of suspected drug dealers in the past month.
A 20-year-old man was fatally shot April 4 at a beverage drive-thru near the mall amid an FBI drug investigation.
Authorities say the heavily traveled area with many parking lots gives drug dealers opportunities for quick, car-to-car sales.
The mall's manager says drug problems are everywhere, not just at the mall. The 117-acre mall has 150 surveillance cameras.