The Brown County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force (BCDMCTF) arrested Joe Stein, 36 YOA, 10156 Tri County Road, Winchester, Ohio for Trafficking in Drugs (Heroin). Stein was arrested on the evening of August 9, 2016, after a several week investigation into significant trafficking of heroin into Brown County. Agents from the BCDMCTF along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Mt. Orab PD, stopped Stein in his vehicle on State Route 32 after he had made a trip to Cincinnati to purchase drugs.

The investigation revealed that Stein was traveling to Cincinnati 2-3 times per week and purchasing ½-1 ounce of heroin on each visit. Stein is one of the major dealers in heroin in Brown County and a search of his residence ended up in the seizing of more heroin, marijuana, and U.S. Currency.

On August 10, 2016, additional investigation by BCDMCTF agents resulted in the seizing of a substantial amount of additional U.S. Currency that was proceeds of drug trafficking. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.