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Cocaine making a comeback, sheriff says after drug bust

Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 16, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- The Butler County sheriff said some non-opiod drugs are making a comeback amid the heroin epidemic.

Drugs like cocaine and meth are especially attractive to addicts who are on court-ordered opiod-blocking treatments like Vivitrol, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said. Both of those have seen a recent resurgence.

Jones said heroin users are turning to cocaine because Vivitrol makes them sick if they take heroin.

Adam Gayhart had a large-scale drug operation on Wythe Court in Fairfield, Jones said. Officers with the drug task force seized more than a pound of cocaine, three loaded handguns and more than $1,000 cash.

"What we see here is a major dealer," Jones said. "With the amount that this individual has, he's looking at a minimum of 11 years in prison."

The sheriff said authorities would continue to target drug dealers.

"I don't care what you sell, if it's an illegal drug or substance and you're selling poison in Butler County, you're going to have to deal with the sheriff," Jones said.