Authorities make 'significant' drug seizure in West Chester, sheriff says

Posted at 2:06 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 14:06:06-04

WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Authorities arrested two people and seized more than 3 pounds of cocaine, plus other drugs, a gun with an extended magazine and other items Tuesday as the result of a long term investigation, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Wednesday.

The Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Task Force and the Cincinnati Police Department's Gang Unit arrested 40-year-old Termel Guyton after a traffic stop, according to Jones. Court records state Guyton prepared more than 100 grams of cocaine for distribution.

Authorities then executed a search warrant at an apartment on Founders Row in West Chester. There, they arrested 30-year-old Monique Reed.

Jones said authorities seized the cocaine, a half kilo of methamphetamine, more than $7,000 in cash, a Glock handgun with a loaded extended clip 30-round magazine, marijuana, a hand press and scales.

Guyton is charged with trafficking in drugs. Reed is charged with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs. Jones said more charges will likely be added at grand jury for both of them.

"The BURN Task Force and Cincinnati Police Gang Unit made a substantial impact yesterday in the fight against drugs on the streets of West Chester Township and the City of Cincinnati," Jones said in a written statement. "When agencies work together and communicate, great things can happen."