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Two arrested for drug trafficking in Butler County

Luis Medero-Melendez (Photo: Butler County Sheriff) Luis Medero-Melendez (Photo: Butler County Sheriff)
Kilsey Pena (Photo: Butler County Sheriff) Kilsey Pena (Photo: Butler County Sheriff)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A six week long drug investigation ended with a search, seizure and multiple arrests Wednesday in Butler County. 

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says that B.U.R.N. (Butler County Undercover Narcotics) Taskforce arrested two people in the parking lot of Penn State in the 5400 block of Dixie Highway in Fairfield. 

Luis Medero-Melendez and Kilsey Pena were arrested and charged with possession of drugs and trafficking of drugs. 

Officials say the found a loaded .45 caliber handgun in Medero-Melendez's waistband when he was being taken into custody.

“There was a language barrier with Mr. Melendez because he did not speak English, which always makes cases like these tougher. He had an I.D. card from the State of Ohio but told us he is from the Dominican Republic. He then told other agents he is from Puerto Rico, so we are still attempting to verify his identity,” said Detective Jason Owens in a release.

Authorities say a search was executed at their residence located in he 5300 block of Camelot Drive in Fairfield where officials found an additional four ounces of heroin.

“Heroin is an epidemic that I won't stand for in this county. We aren't even certain who the male subject is yet but, I'll keep making room for these fine citizens here in the jail and continue to fight to get them off our streets,” Sheriff Jones said in a release.

Medero-Melendez and Pena were placed in Butler County Jail.

More charges are pending and the case is still under investigation with the B.U.R.N. Taskforce.

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