Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office makes largest meth bust in Ohio history

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.

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