Three people arrested on drug charges after multiple warrant searches in Butler County
Casey Weldon, WCPO Digital
6:48 PM, Apr 26, 2013
HAMILTON, Ohio - The Butler County Sheriff's Department announced Friday that three people were arrested after a two-day drug investigation.
The arrests come about after the sheriff's office and other law enforcement agencies executed search warrants Wednesday and Thursday at multiple properties in Hamilton.
Ryan Baxter, 33, of Hamilton; Jerame Marcum, 33, of Hamilton, and Trenton Evans, 22, of Cincinnati were all arrested.
Sheriff Richard K. Jones is "very pleased with the time and effort his agents have put into the constant battle to eliminate drugs and drug dealers from Butler County," according a press release from the Butler County Sheriff's Office.
Baxter was arrested Wednesday after the BURN Taskforce and the Fairfield Township Police Department executed a search warrant at 2797 Millview Court in Hamilton. Investigators seized narcotics, digital scales, a syringe and other miscellaneous drug paraphernalia at the scene.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office said the search developed after Baxter, who faces both drug possession and trafficking charges, sold heroin to undercover agents.
On Thursday, BURN agents and SWAT members arrested Marcum after a second search warrant was executed at 1132 Azel Avenue in Hamilton.
More than $2,000 in cash, 1.5 ounces of cocaine and crack cocaine, and 1.25 ounces of heroin were seized at the scene. Drug paraphernalia was also found.
Marcum faces drug possession and trafficking charges, as well as charges stemming from probation violation. He could face additional charges due to the proximity of a school to his residence, according to a press release.
As a result of the Azel Avenue investigation, law enforcement officials located and stopped a vehicle driven by Evans at State Route 128 and Ohio Bypass 4 Thursday evening.
Police say a small amount of marijuana and more than $6,500 in cash were found in the vehicle, along with multiple firearms including an assault rifle, a modified, "sawed-off" shotgun and ammunition.
Evans as arrested and charged with two counts of weapons charges and one count of possession of a dangerous ordinance.