Clark County man pleads not guilty to trafficking charges

A man at the center of a narcotics search warrant in New Carlisle pleaded not guilty to trafficking charges Tuesday.

Larry Hall, 68, was arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court where his bond was set at $15,000.

Hall was taken into custody Monday afternoon when Clark County sheriff’s investigators executed a narcotics search warrant at 1661 Hartley Ave., Park Layne, according to a sheriff’s office statement released Monday evening.

Authorities said they began their investigation by numerous complaints of possible drug activity at the residence occurring over several months. On June 20, undercover detectives observed what they thought was suspicious actives at the house, according to a police affidavit filed in court.

“Undercover detectives observed a heavy flow of traffic coming to and leaving the residence, with most of the individuals only staying for approximately five minutes,” the affidavit says.

On June 22, authorities conducted a sting where they allegedly caught Hall on camera selling drugs, the affidavit says.

Investigators recovered “several” prescription pills, “several” packaged amounts of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of cash and other evidence of drug trafficking.

They also seized several vehicles as part of the investigation.

Authorities said Hall’s home was close to a school.

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