More than 44 pounds of marijuana seized from OTR home

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OVER-THE-RHINE, OH (FOX19 NOW) – Cincinnati police are thanking members of the community for tips that led to a drug bust in Over-the-Rhine.

More than 44 pounds of marijuana were found at a home in the West End after tips about drug deals on Walnut Street near East Liberty Street, a police report shows.

A rifle and two handguns were also taken.

“It’s really a pretty exciting time for us. We’ve been able to organize folks together and get cameras posted up all over. We’re fully cooperating with police. The police are running what’s called a pivot program in this particular area. And it’s going on about 10 months. So we expect to see several more of these in the next few months,” said a member of the neighborhood’s community watch.

Maurice Baker, 33, is facing charges including possessing a controlled substance.

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