PCSO arrrests two near Butler County after meth found


By Austin Schmidt - aschmidt@civitasmedia.com



James D. Bear


James R. Bear


PREBLE COUNTY —A father and son were arrested last week after a search warrant led to drug-related charges.

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 12297 Ohio 744, near the Preble County-Butler County line. According to Sheriff Mike Simpson, deputies had received information regarding suspected drug activity occurring at the property.

Deputies encountered several subjects at the property when they arrived. Two suspects who were arrested that evening were officially charged in Eaton Municipal Court on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

The two men charged were: James D. Bear, 25, of the Ohio 744 address, who was charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a 5th degree felony, and one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a 4th degree misdemeanor. Bear was found to be in possession of methamphetamine when deputies arrived. He has prior criminal history for drug related charges, according to Simpson.

James R. Bear, 49, of the listed address, was charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a 5th degree felony, and one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a 4th degree misdemeanor. Bear was found to be in possession of methamphetamine when deputies arrived. He has prior convictions for illegal manufacturing of drugs and weapons violations.

Both subjects remain in the Preble County Jail.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by officers from the Camden and Eaton Police Divisions and the Camden Somers Twp. Fire Department.

James D. Bear
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James R. Bear
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bear.jpgJames R. Bear

By Austin Schmidt

aschmidt@civitasmedia.com

Reach Austin at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

Reach Austin at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

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