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At approximately 11:08 a.m. Tuesday morning Loveland Officer Kevin Corbett stopped a green van for a traffic offense. During the stop the officer became alerted to signs that there may be drugs in the vehicle. He requested Sgt. Jose Alejandro come to the stop with his K9 partner, Azar. Sgt. Alejandro and Azar conducted a search around the outside of the vehicle and Azar also alerted to the presence of drugs. A search of the van was conducted and chemicals and materials for the production of methamphetamines were discovered.
Due to the volatile nature of the chemicals used in the production of methamphetamines, investigators from the Clermont Drug Unit, Hamilton County Drug Reduction Task Force, and the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation responded. In addition, possible stolen vehicle parts were found and the Ohio State Highway Patrol became involved.
Based on the evidence found at the traffic stop a search warrant was conducted at 245 South Second Street in Loveland and additional evidence was discovered. Based on all the evidence found Tommy George of Loveland was charged with one count of illegally manufacturing methamphetamines.
The Loveland Police would like to thank all the agencies who assisted us in this investigation. Captain Dennis Rahe said, “This collaborative effort led to the arrest of a suspect manufacturing drugs in our community. This kind of great teamwork is what makes law enforcement very effective.”