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Police: Crack, fentanyl seized in search Tuesday

The Butler County Drug Task Force charged three Butler residents with drug possession offenses Wednesday, April 17, after serving a search warrant Tuesday with members of the Attorney General’s narcotics investigation bureau and state police vice unit.

Marki M. Seezox, 34, James T. Matuke III, 35, and Kelly L. Wilson, 55, were arrested and placed in the county prison following their arraignments after the warrant was served at an apartment at 300 W. Cunningham St.

Seezox, Matuke and Wilson were charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver, a felony count of criminal conspiracy, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Seezox and Matuke were placed in jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, and Wilson’s bail was set at $100,000.

The search resulted in the seizure of about 37.5 grams of crack cocaine, 364 full stamp bags of suspected fentanyl, about 27.5 grams of an unknown white powder, about 2.7 grams of an unknown purple rocklike substance, four digital scales, suboxone strips and a box of clear plastic baggies in various rooms in the apartment, according the affidavit. Officers also seized $762 that Seezox had in her possession.

The same affidavit is attached to the complaints filed against all thee defendants. No charges were filed against three other people named in the affidavit who were in the apartment when the warrant was served, but one was taken to jail on a bench warrant.

The task force obtained the warrant using information gathered from the arrest of Seezox and Matuke on March 13, according to Tim Fennell, chief county detective.

That arrest, made at a home at 312 Oak St. in Butler, came when the task force and vice unit served a search warrant the task force obtained as a result of an investigation that was ongoing at the time, according to an affidavit.

Seized in that search were 6,886 full stamp bags of suspected fentanyl, about 118.4 grams of suspected fentanyl, about 217 grams of powder cocaine, about 95 grams of crack cocaine, and $28,888 in cash including $3,809 seized from Matuke from a previous traffic stop, according to the affidavit.

Seezox and Matuke were charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and criminal conspiracy in that case. They were released from jail after posting $100,000 bail.

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