DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was in Dayton Monday morning with results of a recent drug investigation that led to the seizure of a large cocaine and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Dewine said the Bilk Cash Smuggling Task Force, which is part of the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC), was involved instrumental in two separate, but related traffic stops in Montgomery County last week that netted 48 pounds of cocaine and nearly more than $300,000 in cash.
Cesar Anguiano, 35, was arrested on drug trafficking and possession charges. A warrant was issued for the driver of the second car, Gonzalo, Anguiano, 24, who ran after officers stopped his car.
Mark Walker, 40, was arrested for possession of drugs after his Dayton home was searched in connection to the investigation.
“This case is a perfect example to those who choose to traffic drugs: Law enforcement is watching,” said DeWine. “The message to drug dealers and cartels is that if you come to Ohio, you can expect that we will find you, confiscate your drugs and cash, and put you in prison.”
The Bulk Cash Smuggling Task Force was formed in September 2013. In that time, Dewine said local investigators have seized the following drugs with the total estimated street value of more than $7.6 million.