Cash, guns and drugs: What Butler County’s BURN unit has done so far in 2019

The Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Task Force has been busy during the first six months of 2019, according to sheriff Richard Jones. CONTRIBUTED
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The Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Task Force has been busy during the first six months of 2019, according to sheriff Richard Jones. CONTRIBUTED

The Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Task Force reported today that it has made dozens of arrests with cash, guns and drugs seized in the first half of 2019.

BURN has executed 73 search warrants and made 64 arrests resulting in 53 felony indictments, according to the Butler County sheriff’s office.

The task force has also seized over 4,915 grams of methamphetamine, 5,161 grams of cocaine, 919 grams of  entanyl/Heroin and 24 firearms. It has also recovered more than $231,000 in cash.

BURN has also confiscated jewelry, vehicles and real estate  that were purchased with illegal drug proceeds. During a recent search warrant, drug agents found a hypodermic needle in the gutter at the street with  children playing nearby, the sheriff’s office said.

The BURN Unit consist of participating Agencies around the County. The City of Hamilton, City of Middletown, Oxford, Fairfield, Adult Probation, Adult Parole, DEA Cincinnati.

“We are stronger together than we are divided,” Jones said.

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