Whitehall Police investigation results in arrest, seizure of nearly 6 kilos of cocaine

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Whitehall Division of Police narcotics detectives say they arrested a man and seized cocaine, marijuana, and more than $50,000 in cash.

The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant Wednesday, July 25 in the 5900 block of Silver Charms Way in New Albany, stemming from the investigation of cocaine trafficking in the City of Whitehall.

 Detectives seized 6,720 grams of cocaine (approximately 7 kilos), 732 grams of marijuana and $54,265 in cash.

The drugs have an approximate street value of more than $700,000. 

David E. Hall, 42, was arrested and initially charged with possession of cocaine.

On August 3, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’ Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against Hall for one count of Possession of Cocaine, one count of Trafficking in Cocaine, one count of Trafficking in Marijuana, one count of Possession of Marijuana and one count of Possession of Drugs. All counts include a forfeiture specification.

Deputy Chief Tracy Sharpless commented, “This is another example of the scope of our operations. Our detectives will pursue drug dealers that prey on our citizens whether they reside locally or outside the City.”

Prosecutor O’Brien commended the Whitehall Police Department for their investigation and arrest in this case.

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