For Immediate Release
January 29, 2016
Agents Apprehend Drug Trafficker through Tips
Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports that on January 14th, the Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce (B.U.R.N.) received a tip that a subject had been traveling out of state on a regular basis to illegally obtain large amounts of Roxicet (Oxycodone/Acetaminophen) prescription pills.
In late January, agents received information as to when the subject was currently out-of-state obtaining the Roxicets. Through surveillance, agents were able to locate the subject as he was returning to the Butler County area. Denny Gambrell, 69 year old male from Harrison Ohio, was apprehended at Speedway located at 4320 Roosevelt Blvd. in Middletown. Agents confiscated more than 300 Roxicet tablets in Gambrell’s possession.
These tablets carry a street value of approximately $10,000. They are prescribed for moderate to severe pain in patients. “Taking this stuff can be deadly, some common side effects include respiratory depression, apnea, respiratory arrest, circulatory depression, hypotension, and shock. It is clearly not something to mess with. We will be presenting several felony charges at Grand Jury,” said Sergeant Jason Owens. This amount of tablets is over twenty times the bulk allowed by law.
“I am tired of these thugs bringing this stuff into this County. I have my guys working diligently on tips and leads as well as agents gathering intel on when, where and how it’s coming here and obviously it is paying off. There are those who love to take a chance and my guys love the challenge when they do. There will be more to come on cases exactly like this. Keep your tips coming in,” said the Sheriff.
Sgt Melissa Gerhardt
Public Information Officer