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20 indicted on drug charges in Middletown

Effort leads to nine arrests; police encourage others who were indicted to turn themselves in.

A mass indictment of Middletown residents has resulted in nine arrests, and police are urging others to turn themselves in.

Middletown Police, with the assistance of the Butler County Prosecutors Office, recently obtained indictments for numerous people for drug and weapons violations.

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The effort was part of investigations that have taken place by the Special Operations Unit and Patrol Divisions over the past few months, according to police. More than 20 suspects were indicted or are wanted for drug offenses.

Those indicted are:

  • Joshua Alsip, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Anthony Briggs Jr, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Brandon Coney, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Lucas Day, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Shawn Kelley, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Shawn Ledford,Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Jeremy Masters, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • David Mcintosh, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Christopher Mullins, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Reuben Peebles Jr., Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Brock Ramsey, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Vernon Ransom, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Derrick Schrul, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • James Singleton, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Richard Wilcher, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Savannah Williams, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Season Wilson. Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Joseph Wills, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Summer Hill, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Randy Mills, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • Will Owens, Middletown, possession of drugs
  • John Booker, Middletown, possession of drugs and weapons under disability

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Officers made efforts to arrest the accused last week, which resulted in nine arrests, according to Middletown Police Sgt. Jamie Wilcox of the department’s Special Operations Unit. Three others were already incarcerated at the Butler County Jail, he said.

In addition, during the arrests, more firearms were seized as well as large amounts of fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine.

“This is just an extension of the incredible work the team did over the last year in their arrests of major felony drug traffickers, including drug cartels out of Mexico,” said Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw. “This particular sweep was focused more on the users. Our officers and investigators never let up and will continue to come at them every day as relentless as possible.”

Police encouraged others who had been indicted but not yet arrested to turn themselves in at the Middletown Police Department or Butler County Jail.

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