Numerous types of drugs, multiple firearms and a substantial amount of money were recovered, and two individuals were arrested Wednesday morning when a search warrant was served at an East Paint Street home in Washington C.H.
According to Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, FCSO detectives and members of the U.S. #23 Major Crimes Task Force concluded a lengthy investigation Wednesday morning into drug trafficking at 510 E. Paint St. The search warrant was served at approximately 10 a.m.
The residents of the home, identified as Gregory L. Brown, 29, and Arleana B. Smith, 40, were at the residence during the execution of the search warrant, and were detained before later being arrested, Stanforth said.
Several evidentiary items were seized by detectives, along with the drugs, firearms and U.S. currency, according to Stanforth. The Fayette County Dog Warden also responded and removed two canines from the residence.
Brown was charged with five counts of having weapons under disability, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in suboxene, possession of cocaine, and illegal possession of an Ohio Direction Card.
Smith was charged with trafficking in heroin, trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in suboxene, possession of cocaine, and illegal possession of an Ohio Direction Card.
Both Brown and Smith were taken to the Fayette County Jail where they were incarcerated pending their appearance in Washington C.H. Municipal Court to answer to the charges.
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