Toronto drug raid leads to one arrest

TORONTO – A city man is being held in the Jefferson County jail today facing multiple drug-related charges after a drug raid Monday by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force.

Charles Cody Dickey, 23, of 1509 Madison Ave. is expected to be charged today with three counts of felony trafficking in drugs, one count felony possession of a firearm under disability and two counts felony possession of controlled substances, including crack cocaine and powdered cocaine, according to Capt. Rick Parker of the Toronto Police.

“Officers on the scene also recovered a loaded Glock 23.40 caliber semi-automatic handgun with an extended 29-round clip, marijuana, cash money, scales and drug paraphernalia,” said Parker. “This was a joint trafficking in crack cocaine investigation that went back and forth between Steubenville and Toronto. We made controlled buys in Steubenville and Toronto. The controlled buys made in Toronto were within a 1,000 feet of school property – Toronto Junior/Senior High School.”

Officers from Toronto Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department also were involved in the bust after an investigation lasting several months.

Parker said Dickey has a lifetime ban from being in possession of a firearm as a result of a prior drug trafficking conviction.

Parker also put out a notice to anyone dealing drugs in the city.

“We say it time and time again after every drug raid, if you come to our city and sell drugs it’s not a matter of if, it is a matter of when you will be caught, and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law,” said Parker. “We will continue to give our property owners and tax-paying citizens the best enforcement possible to keep our city safe. We encourage all citizens to report drug activity in their neighborhoods.”