CINCINNATI (CNN)–Authorities in southern Ohio announced the largest meth bust in state history on Wednesday.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said his office arrested three men from Atlanta in a sting operation, seizing 16 1/2 pounds of crystal meth. Authorities say the meth was made in a secret lab in Mexico, shipped to Atlanta, and driven to Cincinnati.
Its street value is about $1 million.
“We’re talking in 2 days, 16 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, which is not made in of someone’s crockpot in the rear of their vehicle,” Neil said. “This stuff comes from a superlab in Mexico.”
The largest meth seizure in Ohio before this was 13 pounds; that took place in Youngstown six years ago.
The three accused in this latest case will be arraigned Thursday morning.