For Immediate Release
May 25, 2016
Agents Seize $30,000 Worth Of Methamphetamine
Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports that yesterday afternoon, BURN (Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics) Taskforce along with the Fairfield Township Police Department, concluded a month long investigation that culminated in two arrests and the seizure of almost a pound of Crystal Methamphetamine.
Andrew Beach, 32 year old male, and Heather Evans, 29 year old female, were taken into custody during a traffic stop at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and High Street in the City of Hamilton. Both traveled to Butler County from the Dayton area for the purpose of selling a large amount of Crystal Methamphetamine. The pair was also found to be in possession of approximately $7,000 U.S. currency. “This is not a drug that we’ve seen produced here in the U.S. This is higher grade of methamphetamine that normally comes from Mexico. If you’ve seen the “Breaking Bad” series, this stuff is close to that”, said Lieutenant Todd Langmeyer. “The street value of what we confiscated is approximately $30,000.”
Heather Evans was charged with Trafficking in Drugs and Possession of Drugs. Andrew Beach was charged with Trafficking in Drugs and Possession of Drugs. All charges are 1st degree felonies. Mr. Beach also had an outstanding warrant for theft.
“This poison will continue to come to the U.S. until our borders are closed. Every time my guys take one of these people off the street, it saves lives and puts a damper on drug operations. They do a fantastic job of it. I will continue this fight for as long as I have to,” said Sheriff Jones.
Sgt. Melissa Gerhardt
Public Information Officer