A federal task force said on Tuesday that it believes it has broken up a drug trafficking ring
based in Pickerington.
Federal agents, along with Pickerington police and the Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit
seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana and made several arrests, 10TV's Glenn
Police estimate the street value of the drugs at $1.8 million. They said they believe the
operation is linked to a cartel based in Mexico.
Pickerington officials said it was record drug bust.
To protect their ongoing investigation, police would not disclose the exact locations of where
the drugs were found, but said it was a very quiet residential neighborhood, McEntyre reported.
"The fact that that much marijuana was placed in the houses without anyone knowing about it,
they have lookouts within the houses, with binoculars to watch," said Pickerington Police
Department Commander Steven Annetts. "That tells us that they know what they're doing. Very
dangerous, especially in a community the size of Pickerington, and in a residential area."
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