$10K In Drugs Confiscated In Search Warrant
Butler County Sheriff, Richard K. Jones reports that yesterday, early afternoon, the BURN (Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics) task force conducted a search warrant at 281 Walnut Street in the City of Hamilton. The search resulted in the discovery of over 40 grams of heroin and over 40 grams of cocaine. Agents also located a scale, cutting supplies, and a press machine these items are used to prepare the drugs prior to mid-level distribution.
Agents also confiscated approximately $500.00 in cash. Lateef Stewart, 38 year old male, was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking in Drugs, 1st and 2nd degree felonies and two counts of Possession of Drugs, also 1st and 2nd degree felonies. Mr. Stewart also had active outstanding warrants for child support.
Additional drug related charges will be presented to the Grand Jury. “The narcotics that were confiscated at the scene had over a $10,000 dollar combined street value. That is a lot of bad medicine removed from the street,” said Sheriff Jones. “If you think for one second these criminals care who they are selling to, you’re way off base. They want the money. They don’t care if it’s a kid or adult as long as you are handing them some cash. I am proud these agents took care of this one quickly, and there’s many more to come.”
The Sheriff encourages everyone to continue to report drug-related activity to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Melissa Gerhardt