Ohio Police Fight Drugs In Big Retail Area

UPDATED: Sunday April 28, 2013 11:41 AM

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.

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