FLORENCE, Ky. - Three Kentucky men were arrested for trafficking in heroin Wednesday after multiple law enforcement agencies executed search warrants in Florence and Lexington.
Police officials said narcotics investigators from Cincinnati and Clermont County identified several Northern Kentucky men involved in the sale of heroin in Ohio, which led to search warrants at multiple Kentucky residences.
That information led agents with the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force to Luis Meza Paez, 26, and Manuel Alejandro Piozola-Aramburo, 24, both of Florence, who were arrested after a search was conducted at a residence on Turfway Road.
Agents seized several ounces of heroin and more than $25,000 in U.S. currency, according to a press release from the NKDSF.
Using information gained from the Florence investigation, police conducted a search at a Lexington residence that resulted in the arrest of Ulises Alberto Murillo, 32, Lexington. Police say he also also goes by the name Antonio Bergumen-Torres.
More than $35,000 was seized during the search.
All three men face first degree drug trafficking charges, which carry sentences of five to 10 years in prison, according to the press release.
The arrests were a result of a joint investigation between narcotics investigators from the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, the Cincinnati Police Department, the Clermont County Drug Task Force, and the Lexington Division of Police.