Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, January 09, 2009

Residents' complaints result in drug bust on Marion Avenue

One of our readers tipped us off to a drug bust last evening on Marion Avenue, which Lt. Tom Williams just confirmed. The bust took place at 6:45 p.m. yesterday at 5109 Marion Avenue near Buxton. The Hamilton County Swat Team served the search warrant on the property, along with the Norwood Police. Three suspects were arrested and charged as follows:

1. Andre Powers was charged with 3 counts of trafficking. He also had a previous felony warrant for drug possession from Sharonville, plus a misdemeanor warrant from Hamilton County.
2. Jessica Lilje was charged with trafficking.
3. Pamela Moore-Woods was charged with trafficking and permitting drug abuse.

Lt. Williams said the Norwood Drug Task Force had been investigating 5109 Marion Avenue based on complaints from nearby neighbors and were able to get the search warrant. He said it was his understanding that the neighbors were cheering during the bust, which undercovered crack cocaine at the property. This is a great example of the Norwood Police working with residents to rid our community of drug dealers. Congratulations to all on a job well done!