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Man found with 40 pounds of pot

Vancino Gillespie (Source: Butler County Jail) Vancino Gillespie (Source: Butler County Jail)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Sheriff's Department has arrested someone they are calling a "high level drug trafficker."

Police with the Butler County Sheriff's Undercover Regional Narcotics Task Force (BURN) executed search warrants on Wednesday and arrested Vancino Gillespie, 37, of the 3200 block of Springview Drive.

Police say Gillespie was in possession of over 40 pounds of marijuana, loaded in three different packages. He had apparently been receiving the packages from California for several months.

The search warrants were executed at Gillespie's home and at his safe deposit box. Police confiscated 40 pounds of marijuana, over $19,000, a 2002 Honda, a 2007 Volkswagen and a scale.

BURN agents also had a separate packaged confiscated in California, containing $13,500.

Gillespie is charged with trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and permitting drug abuse.

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