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3 arrested in Hamilton drug bust

Marijuana seized in Butler County Marijuana seized in Butler County
Cash seized in Butler County Cash seized in Butler County
Jami Benware (Source: Butler County Jail) Jami Benware (Source: Butler County Jail)
Ronald Williams (Source: Butler County Jail) Ronald Williams (Source: Butler County Jail)
James Saylor (Source: Butler County Jail) James Saylor (Source: Butler County Jail)

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Three people have been arrested after a drug bust in Hamilton.

Officers with the County's Narcotics Unit seized nearly 100 pounds of marijuana, 1500 Methadone pills and $5,000 cash.

"These drugs were meant to come into Fairfield Township -- these drugs would be distributed all over Butler County and the region," said Chief Steve Schwein of Oxford Police Department.
 
Sheriff Jones says James Saylor, Ronald Williams and Jami Benware used a parcel delivery company to transport the drugs -- authorities say came from the Mexican border through Arizona to Butler County.
 
"What they do is they go to these towns, these border towns, with the Mexican border, and then they ship it back in, the money goes through the banks," said Sheriff Jones.
 
Investigators say their police dog named was able to sniff out a sophisticated packaging system.
 
"The sophistication, the technology, it's very specific so the dogs can't smell it supposedly," Jones said.
 
Police aren't releasing the name of the delivery company where the drugs where the drugs were found -- the cash was seized from Saylor's Fairfield Twp. home, police say he was the ringleader, who they've been trying to catch for years.
 
" Mr. Saylor is a Fairfield Twp individual, the other individuals are Fairfield Twp oriented also, so a lot of this was coming into my Township, and I'm very, very happy that this arrest, this seizure was made," said Chief Richard St. John of the Fairfield Twp. Police Department.
 
The trio is charged with trafficking drugs and complicity to trafficking. The delivery driver was  also arrested, police aren't releasing his name.

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