Police seize narcotics, currency in drug raid

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 9, 2006

Making its second raid in less than a month, Greenville police arrested and charged a Greenville man who had been arrested and charged with a laundry list of offenses, including rape in Montgomery.

Greenville police arrested and charged Frederick Smith, 42, of 703 Milner St. for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana following a raid on his home around 4:45 p.m. on Friday.

Greenville police, member of the special response team and narcotics officers confiscated $527 in currency, four bags of marijuana weighing 16 grams, one bag of powder cocaine weighing 1 gram and three scales, according to Greenville narcotics investigator Kenneth Parker.

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The street value of the marijuana seized is about $100 and $40 for the cocaine, Parker said.

&#8220He was a seller, according to what we discovered through our intelligence,” Parker said. &#8220And he admitted that the drugs were his.”

Smith does not have any prior drug arrests, but has been arrested and charged for robbery, theft of property, burglary and rape in Montgomery, Parker said.

He is being held in the Butler County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

Greenville police raided the house with the help of a special aerial reconnaissance helicopter, where two people were detained.

Smith was the only person to be arrested and charged. Parker said that police had been watching the home for more than three months.