Fairfield Twp. man arrested on outstanding warrants after police find him hiding in shed that smelled of pot


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A 51-year-old man was hiding in a shed when the owner called police, according to a report.

The owner told dispatchers that Michael John Morris, of Fairfield Twp., had outstanding warrants for his arrest and was in a shed at 9:30 p.m. May 29 in his backyard in the 2000 block of Parkamo Avenue, according to a police report.

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When two Fairfield Twp. police officers arrived, they ordered him to come out of the shed. He complied and was placed in handcuffs, according to the report.

After he was in custody, the officers wrote in the arrest report, “A strong odor of what seemed to be marijuana was on his person and in the shed that he came out of.”

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One of the officers searched Morris and found keys and spare change. His wallet was recovered from inside the shed.

Morris was transported to the Butler County Jail in Hamilton and booked in on his warrants: two failure to pay child support charges, possession of drug paraphernalia/possessing drug abuse instruments and possession of a controlled substance charge.

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