Reeve called that much methamphetamine “a pretty major bust,” and it was especially important because the house is near Mayfield Elementary School.
“A major dealer makes an impact in the neighborhood,” said Reeve, who encouraged residents to contact police if they suspect drug activity.
He described the methamphetamine as “high quality” and not the type made in a backyard with two-liter bottles. He said the drugs probably came from “a pretty large lab.”
When police searched the home, besides the methamphetamine, they found a small amount of fentanyl, ecstasy and two loaded handguns.
Numerous people inside the residence were arrested with more criminal charges forthcoming, police said.
The following were arrested:
- Nathan Berry, warrants out of Butler County Sheriff's Office;
- Justin Carr, obstructing official business/warrants;
- Brandon Gambrel, warrants out of Middletown;
- James Gambrel, drug abuse/methamphetamine and warrants
James Gambrel will have his preliminary hearing March 13, and the charges against Justin Carr were withdrawn by the prosecutor, according to court documents.