Sunday, December 4, 2011

One of three Ohio businessmen arrested wanted by immigration authorities

November 30, 2011

GEORGETOWN, Ohio | Two Ohio businessmen arrested for trafficking in synthetic drugs K2 and bath salts have been released from the Brown County Adult Detention Center on bond.

The third remains in jail after police determined he was an illegal alien wanted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities.

Bhuvnesh Parekh, 38, of Georgetown and Ravi Singh, 41, of Morehead, were both released on $50,000 surety bonds, according to the Brown County Sheriff's Office. Parekh had managed the Wild Willies gas station in Georgetown, while Singh managed the Valero gas station in Aberdeen, Ohio.

For Yogesh Patel, 32, of Georgetown, bond was also set at $50,000, according to police. However, Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger said Patel was determined to be an illegal alien so a detainer has been placed on him. Patel will be picked up by immigration authorities once his case in Brown County is resolved, according to police. Patel had managed the Shell gas station in Georgetown.

The three men were arrested Nov. 21 by the Brown County Sheriff's Office for multiple felony charges of trafficking and illegal possession of drugs.