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Ohio police find quarter pound of meth in Combos snack wrappers

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Ben Hooper
Authorities in Ohio found a quarter pound of meth hidden inside Combos snack wrappers. Photo by the Butler County Sheriff's Office/Facebook
Authorities in Ohio found a quarter pound of meth hidden inside Combos snack wrappers. Photo by the Butler County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said two women were arrested when their Combos "Sweet and Salty" snack wrappers were found to contain something far more bitter: meth.

The Butler County Sheriff's Office said Butler County Undercover Narcotic Agents received a tip about a vehicle carrying drugs from Georgia Aug. 20.

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Agents conducted a traffic stop and searched the vehicle, which was found to contain $1,000 cash and more than a quarter pound of methamphetamine disguised in Combos Sweet and Salty snack wrappers.

The sheriff's office estimated the meth had a street value of about $30,000.

The two women in the vehicle, Lori Strasser and Brenda Dungan, were arrested on felony charges of drug trafficking and possession.

"We are seeing a lot more of this type of distribution coming into the county. Luckily, we obtained great information to stop it before it was sold to anyone," Sgt. Jason Owens said.

Sheriff Richard Jones indicated the tip may have come from a competing drug dealer.

"We have competitors telling on each other which is good for our business, people are tired of this stuff, it affects everyone. We are happy to intercept the drugs and the criminals bringing them here," Jones said.

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