The police presence in Springboro is connected to the six-month Middletown drug ring investigation, Warren County Sheriff?€™s Maj. Steve Arrasmith said.

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Marqui Conley, 26, of Middletown, has a lengthy criminal history and served five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.

Investigators are looking for Conley, who continued to use a self-storage unit in Warren County to do drug business while evading authorities, according to court documents this news organization has obtained.

Marqui Conley, 26, of Middletown, is wanted by the Cincinnati FBI.
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He is allegedly part of a violent criminal organization based in Middletown believed to be involved in multiple homicides. Federal and local law enforcement agencies executed a series of search warrants this summer in Middletown, Miamisburg and Dayton.

In 2011, Conley, then 18, was sentenced to five years in prison for killing a man he intentionally ran down with a car. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old TaShawn Smiley as part of a plea deal before a Butler County grand jury could consider a murder charge against him.

He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Conley is asked to call 1-800-CALLFBI.

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