( Hamilton ) A lengthy undercover drug investigation centered in Butler County concluded Wednesday with secret indictments handed down against several people in several jurisdictions.

In all, 24 suspects from Middletown, Hamilton, Fairfield, Liberty Township, West Chester Township and Preble County were indicted. So far, 18 suspects have been arrested and a raid on a home on North Seventh Street led to the seizure of six grams of heroin, marijuana, pills, needles, scales and several hundred dollars in cash.

The following people have been arrested and charged with a variety of drug charges:

Kenneth Baker, Barbara Jo Bellamy, Mandy Childers, April Flannery, Quentrell Heard, Victoria Heard, Casey Kilgore, Lynn Ledford, Marti Lingar, Brandi Meyer, Chris Murray, Willie Prater, Sarah Stewart, Dan Thomas, David Lipton, Roy Dean Lester Jr., James Butler and Joseph Simms