FAIRFIELD, OHIO: Undercover sheriff’s deputies in southwestern Ohio have seized 900 pounds of marijuana after intercepting the large shipment from Mexico.
Butler County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday they believe the Tuesday night seizure is the largest pot bust in the county’s history. They estimate the marijuana is worth about $1.1 million.
They say they intercepted the marijuana shipment and went undercover to deliver the drug to its intended recipients at an empty storefront in Fairfield, about 15 miles north of Cincinnati.
Waiting at the storefront were two suspects identified as 23-year-old Baldomero Orozco-Ruiz and 31-year-old Armando Camacho-Lopez, both of Mexico.
They were arrested on drug trafficking and possession charges. It wasn’t immediately clear if they had attorneys.
Sheriff’s officials say they believe the men planned to sell the pot locally.