Hamilton man arrested for drug trafficking

HAMILTON, Ohio - A Hamilton man was arrested on multiple drug charges at the Hampshire Court apartments Thursday night, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.

Authorities say Willie Prater, 41, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. and charged with trafficking and possessing both heroin and cocaine. According to a release, agents reportedly confiscated 32 grams of heroin, 8 grams of powder cocaine and 7 grams of crack cocaine.

Prater was previously out on bond for several similar drug-related charges after his home was searched by police last November. A new bond was set for Prater at $250,000 on Friday.

Prater remains housed at the Butler County jail, according to a press release.

Agents from the Butler County Regional Narcotics Taskforce and regional SWAT units assisted Butler County police with the investigation.

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