A man admitted Tuesday that he used an exotic fish business in Middletown as a front for a drug-dealing operation.

The business, which has since closed, was called Fish Crazy & Exotics. Timothy Ray Adkins said at a hearing in federal court in Cincinnati that he directed the delivery of narcotics from his supply source in Chicago to the business, which was located on Central Avenue and also had a website as well as Facebook and Instagram pages.

In total, court documents say Adkins possessed nearly 4.5 kilos of methamphetamine, 28 grams of a heroin-fentanyl mixture and 3 kilos of marijuana.

Adkins pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple drug and gun charges. Prosecutors said the 35-year-old Middletown resident stored guns and ammunition in his home, including a Remington 9mm pistol with a laser light mounted to it.