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Battling the heroin epidemic

Police say Dayton is a "heroin hub"...a meeting place for dealers to distribute the drug to the suburbs and rural areas at cheap prices.

In a windowless room more than two dozen law enforcement officers from around the Miami Valley to go over every aspect of a raid they planned for weeks.

A NewsCenter 7 crew gained unprecedented access to take you to the front lines of this war on drugs.
It is a war that local law enforcement officers admit they are losing.

"It's a battle...a fight. Our target today is Aaron Lee Wilson, Junior." said Major Daryl Wilson of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

They headed towards two homes in Trotwood where they had seen their suspect before.

First, they surrounded a house on Elkin Ave. and arrested a man on the front porch and another man inside.

"We have do something about this and were trying," said Major Wilson. "It's a day by day effort. I do think we're making an impact but we have a long way
to go with this house by house, suspect by suspect. Hopefully, we can try and get our community back."

Next officers go to Wilson's registered address on Natchez. Someone inside the house threw drugs and guns out the window.

Not long after that, Wilson drove up in a rental car. Maj. Wilson said he was carrying five cell phones and more than $2,00 in cash.

When the raid was over, four people went to jail.

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