Fairborn police seeking help finding man convicted on drug charges

Fairborn police are seeking help in locating a man convicted on several felony drug charges.

Willie Russell was on trial this week in Greene County Common Pleas Court for various drug charges. He didn’t show up on the third day of the trial on Wednesday and has not been seen since, Fairborn police said.

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His trial continued, and Russell was found guilty of multiple counts of trafficking and possession of drugs. The judge sentenced him to 23 years in prison.

Russell was last seen with short hair and a beard that was dyed red, according to a release from the Greene County prosecutor. He has been known to dye his beard different colors, the release added.

Russell’s last-known address was in Yellow Springs.

The Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and Fairborn police are asking the public to contact Fairborn police at (937) 754-3000.

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