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Five arrested on drug charges in court

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- All five suspects arrested Monday in Clermont County are charged with drug possession and drug trafficking. They will be in court this morning for a bond hearing.

Monday, the Clermont County Narcotics Unit and the Cincinnati Police Department Major Drug Offenders Unit busted a marijuana distribution network after six months of investigation.
The raid resulted in eight search warrants being served; five in Clermont County and three in the city of Cincinnati.

Items found in the execution of these search warrants included:
-316 pounds of marijuana
-55 firearms and several thousand rounds of ammunition
-10 vehicles
-a fishing boat

58-year-old Thomas Awad, Sr., 23-year-old Tomas Awad, Jr., 65-year-old Michael Awad, 62-year-old Richard Awad and 68-year-old Ronald Day have all been arrested.

They are charged with drug possession and drug trafficking.

40-year-old Angela Hale was also taken into custody and charged with tampering with evidence.  33-year-old Jonathan Jacobs was arrested on an open warrant.

Additional arrests and charges may follow as police continue their investigation.




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