Three men facing felony drug trafficking charges in Monroe County

The men were arrested during a controlled buy on Thursday evening

ANTIOCH, Ohio (WTRF) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office made three felony drug arrests on Thursday evening, according to Sheriff Charles Black. 

Officers were involved in a three-day investigation and used a confidential informant to buy meth off of a man in the Antioch area. During the transaction, 45.6 grams of meth was purchased, with a street value between $4 and 5-thousand dollars. 

One of the men, Rodney G. King, Jr., 49, of New Matamoras, took of running from officers. They put a K9 into action, and at that point King Jr. complied and was taken into custody. 

Also arrested was Joshua Allen Beaver, 38, of New Matamoras, and James B. Thompson, 48, of Sardis. 

King Jr. is facing charges of obstruction, tampering, possession and trafficking. 

Beaver is facing charges of aggravated trafficking, and three charges of trafficking. 

Thompson is facing charges of possession and trafficking. 

All three men are being held at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. 

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