Drugs, cash, gun seized during drug bust in Middletown

Christopher E. Young, 43, charged with felonies; will appear in court on Friday.

Thousands of dollars in drugs and cash and a stolen handgun were seized Tuesday by the Middletown Division of Police Special Operations Unit, the city said.

The police department, in partnership with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, executed a search warrant at 3712 Fisher Ave. They discovered about 700 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $70,000, police said.

Also a large caliber handgun, which later was determined to be stolen from the city of Oxford, was seized along with $5,000 in cash.

Christopher E. Young, 43, Middletown, who was on parole from a previous conviction of drug trafficking in methamphetamine, was arrested and booked in the Middletown City Jail. He was charged with possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs in a school zone, both first-degree felonies, having weapons while under disability and a parole violation.

He will be arraigned on Friday.

Anyone with information about drug trafficking is encouraged to call the drug hotline at 513-425-7749.

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