Hamilton County deputies seize large amount of marijuana in Cleves

Posted at 4:58 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 17:00:11-04

CLEVES, Ohio — Authorities seized 27 pounds of marijuana plus other drug-infused goods and some weapons from a Cleves home, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil announced Friday.

Deputies arrested 27-year-old Brian Carraway as the result of a joint investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Regional Narcotics Unit, Green Township police and Homeland Security, according to the sheriff's office.

In addition to the marijuana, authorities also said they found 108 THC-infused cigars; 12.7 pounds of THC-infused gummy worms, fruit rings and sour watermelon slice candies; 1,333 1-gram THC vape cartridges; 39 ounces of concentrated THC hash wax; four high-powered rifles; one Glock pistol; two shotguns and $15,642 in cash.

THC is the compound in marijuana that allows users to get high.

"The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office recognizes the danger of these illegal narcotics disguising as candy and urges parents and guardians to be vigilant about these threats," deputies said in a news release.

Carraway is charged with two counts of drug trafficking and two counts of drug possession, deputies said.