Monroe man arrested in drug bust

John Linville (Source: Butler County Jail)
John Linville (Source: Butler County Jail)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Monroe man is under arrest after a drug bust in Butler County.

John E. Linville, 20, faces charges of trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, after a month-long investigation by the Butler County Sheriff's Undercover Regional Narcotics (BURN) task force.

The investigation included undercover purchases as well as surveillance of Linville. BURN agents waited for him to return to the Parkside Inn, where he had been staying for about a week. Once Linville was taken into custody, officers and agents executed a search warrant on his hotel room.

Linville faces mandatory prison time of up to 10 years of $20,000 in fines.

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