HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A joint roundup operation conducted over the last two days in Butler County has resulted in 40 people being arrested and/or served with indictments.
Most of the charges are from felony, drug-related offenses. Most of the arrests were made in Butler County, but some extended into the Dayton, Cincinnati and Fostoria (near Toledo) areas.
A total of 69 secret indictments were issued by a Butler County Grand Jury and spanned 68 different individuals, all resulting from numerous undercover drug operations over the past year. As of Wednesday afternoon, 36 actual arrests have been made. Four others were located in Ohio prisons and were served their indictments. It is expected that there will be additional arrests made within the next day or two.
"We are constantly fighting the war on drugs, and having this cooperative effort from all those involved is great," said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. "These secret indictments are the result of many hours of undercover work spanning many months of investigations, with a tremendous amount of support by numerous agencies. It's nice when you can finally start catching and putting away the bad guys. Today is a good day for drug arrests in Butler County."