Man arrested; accused of trading drugs for food stamps
Wayne Gregory Britton (Source: Butler County Jail)
Gun found by police during SWAT raid
Bars on windows of Britton's apartment
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -
Hamilton Police and SWAT raided the home of Wayne Gregory Britton on Thursday after numerous calls from the public about suspicious activity inside his apartment.
Just before 8 a.m. the VICE and SWAT tried to get in Britton's apartment in the 300 block of Hampshire Drive in Hamilton. They found his apartment was the only apartment with bars on the windows.
When they got in, they found Britton lying on his bed with a loaded .25 caliber handgun and cash under his pillow.
During the search, police also found several grams of crack cocaine, 27 gel caps of Heroin, five bags of marijuana, oxycontin, other medications and drug paraphernalia. According to police, all of the narcotics were broken down into unit dosages in preparation for street distribution.
Also located in the search were several food stamp cards that did not belong to the Britton, leading investigators to believe that the cards were being exchanged for drugs.
Britton was arrested and charged with nine counts of Possession of Drugs, two counts of Illegal Possession of Food Stamp Cards, three counts of Trafficking in Drugs, CCW Loaded Firearm, and Weapons Under Disability. Two of the charges were misdemeanors and fifteen were felonies.
Hamilton Police have had several contacts with Britton including one on March 2, 2011 with similar charges. His trial date is August 3, 2011.