Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones reports undercover agents from the Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics (BURN) Task Force were quite active this past weekend with four separate investigations netting four arrests and the seizure of thousands of dollars-worth of illegal drugs, 3 vehicles, a handgun, and a double barreled, sawed-off shotgun. Following is a synopsis of the weekend activities:
- Friday, March 7, around 3:30 pm…with assistance from, the U.S. Postal Inspectors, a controlled delivery of a package led to an eventual targeted traffic stop along State Route 127 near the Hamilton Power Station along the Third Street Extension. Robert Wolfram, Jr., age 26, of Greenwood Ave., Hamilton, was arrested and charged with felony Trafficking and felony Possession Drug charges. Agents seized 2 pounds of high-grade marijuana (street value of about $10,000).
- Friday night, March 7, around 11:45 pm…a targeted traffic stop on Main Street near Eaton Rd. in Hamilton, and a subsequent search warrant at a relative’s house on Franklin St, netted the seizure of 4 ounces of cocaine ($4,800 street value), ½ ounce of heroin, a 2000 Chevy Tahoe, and a 1992 Cadillac. Arrested was Donald Ellis, age 36. of Lawn Ave., Hamilton, with multiple felony drug charges.
- Saturday night, March 8, around 9 pm…agents executed a search warrant at 330 East Ave., Hamilton, seizing almost 6 ounces of cocaine (street value of $7,200). The homeowner, Tina Davis, age 47, was arrested and charged with felony counts of Possession of Cocaine and Permitting Drug Abuse.
- Saturday night, March 8, around 9:30 pm, a targeted traffic stop on U.S Route 27 near State Route 128 in Ross Township, and a subsequent search at a Scott Street, Shandon, residence netted approx. 2 ounces of crystal meth (valued at $3,000), seizure of a small handgun, a sawed-off, double barreled shotgun, and a 1994 Chevy Cavalier. Anthony Chad McCormick, age 30, of Shandon, was charged with multiple felony drug charges and resisting arrest.
For further information, and possible availability of photos, please contact Sgt. Mike Hackney of the BURN Unit at (513) 785-1293.