Fairfield man charged with drug trafficking after search of home

A Fairfield man was arrested on felony drug charges following a search of his home by the Butler County Regional Narcotics Taskforce.

BURN officers executed a search warrant Tuesday at a house in the 5300 block of Sandstone Drive. There, officers found marijuana, hash oil, and vaping devices pre-loaded with a marijuana substance as well as multiple firearms and more than $3,000 in cash, according to the sheriff’s office.

Two of the firearms seized had previously been reported stolen, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Jeffrey Scott King, 48, was arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs, both are third-degree felonies.

“This was a great investigation that ends with another illegal business stopped,” said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones in a press release. “These guys always work diligently to get people like this locked up and drugs and guns off our streets.”

The drugs have a street value of $23,000, according to Butler County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Hackney. More charges will be added against King when the case is presented to a Butler County grand jury, he said.

King appeared Thursday in Fairfield Municipal Court and is free on a $20,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6, according to court records.

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