3 arrested after SWAT finds large amount of meth in Hamilton home

James Pergram, 35
James Pergram, 35

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Three people were taken into custody after police found a large amount of meth in a home in Hamilton on Friday.

James Pergram, 35, was arrested and charged after the Hamilton Police Department's SWAT team found over 26 grams of methamphetamine at his home on South B Street.

Also taken into custody were Stephanie Houston, 31, and Steven Baker, 33, who were at Pergram's home at the time.

According to a report, officers found over 26 grams of meth, a digital scale and syringes, cook spoons, empty gel caps and a shotgun.

Police say Pergram has a prior drug conviction and as a result, cannot have a firearm.

Houston and Baker were both charged with misdemeanors.

Pergram was charged with three felonies, including possession of methamphetamine, drug trafficking and having a weapon under disability.

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