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Mother and daughter arrested, meth ring ran from Atlanta to Columbus

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- Police say they've cracked an operation that may have put drugs on your street.

A mother and daughter both sit in jail Thursday night accused of being players in a methamphetamine operation that stretched from Atlanta to Columbus.  Officers from Butler and Hamilton counties raided the home where the two lived in Wicklow Drive in Middletown Thursday morning. 

It all started with the arrest of an 18-year-old woman on I-75 at Paddock Rd.  Police found ecstasy and meth on her.  That led drug agents to a home in Middletown where they busted the teen's mother.  The 37-year-old suspect was led out of her rented home by undercover drug agents.  They asked Local 12 not to identify her since the investigation is ongoing.    

Investigators say the woman was a distributor of methamphetamine.  The drugs were transported from the Atlanta are to Middletown.  Agents say the drugs were then sold in southeast Indiana, Dayton and Columbus.  Neighbors tell Local 12 they were used to seeing a steady stream of cars going to and from the home.   

Undercover agents confiscated powder, crystal meth and other drug paraphernalia Thursday morning.  Neighbors looked on and said they are stunned that agents busted a drug operation in their quiet, upper-middle-class neighborhood.  But they are very glad and relieved it is out of their neighborhood.

In addition to the tow arrests, drugs, and paraphernalia that was seized, agents also towed away four vehicles and two ATV's.  Investigators say those were bought with drug money.  

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