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New Miami man who called 911 arrested on drug charges

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Posted at 2:09 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 14:09:09-04

NEW MIAMI, Ohio — Deputies arrested a "large scale drug trafficker" Monday after he called them to his New Miami home.

Jesse Gaines, 22, called 911 to report that a woman would not leave a Wichita Drive property, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. Deputies spoke to Gaines and the woman, who was there to retrieve personal property.

Once inside the home to retrieve the property, deputies learned about a bag in the freezer which appeared to contain drugs, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The deputies called agents with the county narcotics taskforce, who executed a search warrant.

Authorities found $13,000 in cash, a money counter, 7 pounds of solid hash, 322 vials of solid hash, 1,500 THC vape cartridges, a Glock 19 with a 50-round drum magazine and an Intratec Tech 9 pistol, along with other drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

They arrested Gaines, who is charged with drug trafficking and possession. Deputies said more charges will be presented to a grand jury pending lab results.

"This was a significant seizure of drugs that will not be distributed on the streets of New Miami and Butler County," the news release states. "Sheriff Jones would like to remind all drug dealers that we appreciate it when they make our job this easy."