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20 year old Waynesville man, now faces over six years in prison
March 07, 2007

Press Release For Immediate Release December 5, 2006

(Hamilton, Ohio) A 20 year old Waynesville man, Tim Hargis, now faces over six years in prison, after a Butler County jury found him guilty of Trafficking in Cocaine, a third degree felony, along with two counts of Possession and one count of Trafficking in Crack Cocaine, all fourth degree felonies. The jury deliberated over two hours before rendering their decision late last night.

The charges stem from a routine traffic stop on May 20, 2006, in Madison Township for expired tags. When the driver of the vehicle was arrested for an outstanding warrant, police conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered an ounce of drugs in a hidden compartment. Defendant Hargis admitted to police to purchasing the drugs found in the vehicle and indicated he was selling the drugs because he was down on his luck, although he was fully employed.

Prosecutor Piper stated, “I hate to see young people involved with drugs because its dangerous and is a road that often leads to prison.”

Defendant Hargis, with no prior criminal record, will be sentenced before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Pater on January 30, 2007 at 8:30 AM.

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