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Hamilton Police make drug bust

Lucian Stapleton (Source: Hamilton Police) Lucian Stapleton (Source: Hamilton Police)
Chico Morris (Source: Hamilton Police) Chico Morris (Source: Hamilton Police)
Justin Garrett (Source: Hamilton Police) Justin Garrett (Source: Hamilton Police)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton Police Department's Vice Section served several search warrants and made arrests in two different locations during a drug bust on Wednesday night.

In all, detectives say they recovered 250 grams of heroin, over $6,000 in cash, two pounds of marijuana, numerous marijuana plants and a .357 revolver.

Detectives raided a home in the 1100 block of Azel Avenue and discovered a full-fledged marijuana operation. During the search, officers confiscated 12 marijuana plants, cultivation equipment, a marijuana grinder, baggies, rolling papers and nine Oxycontin tablets.

A short time later, a home on Sirena Drive was the target of the vice operation. Detectives observed a hand-to-hand heroin transaction, made an arrest, then searched the residence and confiscated heroin, currency and a revolver.

"It is very disturbing that these criminals were engaging in the drug trade with children in their home and in the hallway of their apartment," said Hamilton Police Chief Neil R. Ferdelman. "Our vice section has proven time and again that they are pro-active in their approach to keeping our city safe. These arrests will continue as long as these criminals continue their activity."

Lucian Eric Stapleton, 45, of Hamilton, has been charged with Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Drugs-Oxycontin.

Chico Maurice Morris, 32, of Hamilton, has been charged with two counts of Possession of Heroin, Weapons Under Disability, and Trafficking in Drugs.

Justin Charles Garrett, 25, of Hamilton, is Charged with Trafficking in Drugs and Possession of Heroin F-5.

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