Dayton drug raid leads to three arrests

Police find drugs while executing a search warrant at a West Dayton home. WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)
Police find drugs while executing a search warrant at a West Dayton home. WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Several pounds of illegal marijuana are off the street following a raid in Dayton. Besides the marijuana, Dayton police found heroin, guns and money inside a house while executing a search warrant. Three people were arrested.

Early Monday morning the narcotics enforcement unit raided a house in the 300 block of Delaware St in West Dayton. 8 people were inside the house including a toddler.

Police say one man tried to flush the heroin down a sink. He was arrested for possession. Two other people were arrested for outstanding warrants. Not everyone in the house was arrested, but more charges are possible.

Sgt. John Sullivan with the Dayton Police Narcotics Enforcement Unit said, “The way the courts and prosecutors work you got to be able to pin the drugs on somebody. You just can’t. Just because there inside the house doesn’t mean everybody goes to jail. You have to be able to prove that you are guilty of being in possession or the dealing of the drugs.”

Police say it was a neighbor’s tip that led them to this raid. They say those tips act as their ears and eyes and help them keep communities safe. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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