Troopers seize $7,070 worth of methamphetamine and two handguns in Butler County

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For Immediate Release: August 20, 2018

Contact: Lieutenant Chuck O’Bryon (513) 932-4444

Troopers seize $7,070 worth of methamphetamine and two handguns in Butler County

MIDDLETOWN – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Butler County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized two handguns and 70 grams of methamphetamine valued at approximately $7,070.  

On August 16, 2018 at 2:55 a.m., troopers stopped a 2001 Dodge Caravan with Ohio registration for a marked lanes violation on State Route 73. Criminal indicators were observed and a Middletown Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband and two handguns.  

The driver, Dustin Carpenter, 30, of Trotwood, was incarcerated in the Middletown Jail and charged with possession of a scheduled II substance and trafficking in methamphetamine, both second-degree felonies, and weapons under disability, a third-degree felony. 

If convicted, he could face up to 19 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine. 

A photo of the seized contraband is available for download on the Patrol’s website at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov 

Last year, troopers removed 145 pounds of methamphetamine from Ohio’s roadways. For a complete list of drug arrests by county visit: http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/statistics/statdocs/Highlights/2018/Drugs.pdf 

 

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