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Months-long investigation leads to arrest of alleged drug dealer in Toronto

Updated: Tuesday, June 3 2014, 11:10 AM EDT


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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – One man is behind bars facing a number of charges after authorities executed a search warrant on his home after a months-long drug investigation came to a head Monday morning in Toronto.
Charles Cody Dickey was taken into custody and accused of selling crack cocaine not only in Toronto, but in the city of Steubenville as well.
The arrest came after months of monitoring and surveillance and the joint efforts of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Toronto Police and the Jefferson County Drug Task Force led to Monday’s arrest.
A search of Dickey’s home, located at 1509 Madison Ave., revealed cash, crack cocaine, and a fully loaded semi-automatic weapon.
Police said they’ve had controlled buys out of the residence.
Police said Dickey also allegedly traveled to and from Steubenville selling crack cocaine at all hours of the day. They say some of these offenses even occurred within a thousand feet of school property.
“This was one of the finest neighborhoods in Toronto at one time, and now drug traffickers want to come in here,” Jefferson County Sherriff Fred Abdalla said. “This is the first time we’ve been here and we're back again.”
Toronto Police Department Captain Rick Parker said it’s become an all-too-familiar scene.
“We've said it time and time again in Toronto. It’s not a matter of if; it's a matter of when,” he said. “Don't sell drugs in our city. We're not going to tolerate it.”
Dickey was taken into custody without incident. Charges, which will include felony drug charges and weapons charges, are pending.
Police said Dickey lived in the residence with his mother. There were several others in the home Monday morning. They, however, are not currently connected to the investigation, which is ongoing.
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Months-long investigation leads to arrest of alleged drug dealer in Toronto


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