5 things to know about this weekend’s major drug bust in Hamilton

A father and son were arrested on Saturday as two “persons deemed major players in drug trafficking,” according to Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit, who laid out the details Monday afternoon of the investigation that involved multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Here are 5 thing to know about the case and the arrests:

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1. A father and son were arrested

Jose Alfredo Guel Sr., 51, and Jose Alfredo Guel Jr., 26, were each arrested on two charges of trafficking in drugs and two charges of possession of drugs. Jose Guel Jr. was arrested on two additional charges of having weapons while under disability.

2. The alleged drug operation involved weapons, drugs, narcotics, vehicles and cash

“Over two-and-a-half kilos of cocaine, over two-and-a-half kilos of heroin, over 10 pounds of marijuana and approximately $67,000 in cash, two guns and four vehicles were seized,” said Bucheit, who noted that a lot of what was seized was made available for view at a Monday news conference.

3. The investigation involved multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies

The long-term investigation included Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Immigration Customs Enforcement, ATF and the Butler County Regional Narcotics Task Force, which includes multiple local law enforcement agencies.

4. The drugs seized came to Hamilton and Butler County from outside of the country, police say

“The drugs came from Mexico to Ohio to be distributed in Butler County,” Bucheit said, adding that there were two other arrests for drug-related offenses and three arrests on immigration charges.

5. This is the second major drug bust in the last six months by the multiple-agency effort

A months-long investigation culminated last September with the arrest of Johnathan Ingram, 55, of Hamilton. After arresting Ingram, two homes at 128 Beckett St. and 81 Beckett St. and one business at 811 Central Ave. in Hamilton were raided, according to Bucheit.

Searches at those locations resulted in the seizure of 1.3 kilograms of cocaine, five guns and nearly $20,000 in cash, he said.

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