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Three men arrested on drug charges

August 7, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

Three men were arrested on drug charges Thursday after a narcotics search warrant was executed at a home in Butler.

James Lawrence Francis, 23, of Butler, Shayne Alan Lipka, 22, of Butler, and Jesse James George, 21, of Rimersburg, were arrested by members of the Butler County Emergency Services Unit and Butler County Drug Task Force after the warrant was executed at a duplex where Francis and Lipka live.

Officers entered the home at 6 a.m. and encountered Lipka and George, who were arrested and removed from the residence, according to an affidavit of probable cause police filed in the case.

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