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Over 7 Pounds of Meth, Cocaine, and Fentanyl Seized in Large Ohio Drug Bust


Hamilton, Ohio (February 8, 2024) – In a joint operation, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office Undercover Regional Narcotics Unit (BURN) and the Cincinnati Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) today announced the successful conclusion of a four-month investigation resulting in the arrest of multiple individuals and the seizure of a significant amount of illegal drugs and firearms.

Sheriff Richard K. Jones reported that Raymond McClure, 42, of Trotwood, and Christopher Doerr, 32, of Middletown, were apprehended as part of the operation. Three search warrants executed across Trotwood, Dayton, and Middletown led to the discovery of:

  • 7.15lbs of Methamphetamine
  • 2.45 kilograms of Cocaine
  • 11.01 ounces of Fentanyl
  • $16,341 in US Currency
  • 5 Firearms
  • 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD truck

The combined street value of the seized drugs exceeds $100,000, highlighting the scope and significance of the illegal activity targeted by the investigation.

Both McClure and Doerr face charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Cocaine and are currently detained by the United States Marshals Service. Additionally, Tavaris Gilbert, 28, of Middletown, was arrested for Weapons under Disability (Felony of the Third Degree) as part of the operation and is being held at the Middletown City Jail.

“This collaborative effort showcases the dedication and expertise of our narcotics unit and partners in tackling the illegal drug trade within our community,” stated Sheriff Jones. “The sheer volume and variety of drugs seized underscore the serious threat such activities pose to the safety and well-being of our residents. We remain committed to disrupting these networks and holding those responsible accountable.”

This major drug bust serves as a testament to the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies in combatting illegal drug trafficking in Butler County and surrounding areas. The collaboration between local and federal authorities demonstrates their unified commitment to safeguarding communities from the dangers associated with such criminal activity.