DEA Dayton and the Greene County Task Force Seize Over $3 Million in Suspected Drug Money
On January 15, 2004 members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Dayton Office and the Greene County Narcotics Task Force were conducting a joint operation into drug and currency trafficking in the Greater Dayton area. As part of the investigation, members executed two federal search warrants at 1605 and 1607 Manette Place in the City of Dayton.
In the early morning hours of January 15, these search warrants were executed at both residences, which are a connected duplex home. While securing the occupants of 1607 Manette Place, agents recovered three thirty-one gallon plastic storage containers. These containers contained $3,122,983 in suspected drug proceeds related to the ongoing narcotics investigation. The currency was secured and transported for processing and forfeiture proceedings. Six people were identified at the scene and the criminal investigation is continuing.