HAMILTON, Ohio - The Butler County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that multiple people were arrested in connection with a month-long, multi-state heroin investigation.
Raymond Marshall, 41, and Wayne “Gofer” North, 60, were arrested as a result of the investigation. Two other suspects have been identified and charges against them are pending, police say.
Sheriff Richard K. Jones is pleased with the results of the investigation.
"It seems that heroin is becoming the poison of choice for a lot of folks in our county, replacing oxycontin,” Sheriff Jones said. “Hats off to these agents for realizing this, and aggressively pursuing these local [drug] distributors.”
Butler County police say the last of three separate search warrants was executed in Hamilton Thursday night. Officials with Butler County’s BURN Taskforce investigated a home at 1204 Sipple Ave. in Hamilton during the evening of Oct. 9. Police had previously searched 1219 Sipple Ave. and an apartment at 903 Gordon Smith Blvd. over the past few weeks.
Police say the searches led to the seizure of 147 grams of heroin, which has a street value of approximately $30,000. Officers also seized more than $3,000 in cash and several vehicles, including a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, a 2006 Ford Focus, a 1997 Winnebago, a 2002 Dodge Durango and a 2001 Honda motorcycle.
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