Collaborative Effort Nets Big Drug Bust

Collaborative effort has led to a central Indiana drug ring being dismantled.

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The bust brought in 3 pounds of meth and 27 guns.

Collaborative effort has led to a central Indiana drug ring being dismantled. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says 8 people were taken into custody Wednesday, with 6 facing federal charges. Law enforcement officers also seized 3 pounds of methamphetamine, 27 firearms and nearly $34,000 in cash.

According to Marion County Public Safety Director Frank Straub, a collaborative effort led to the arrests.

“We’re not working in a vacuum anymore,” he says. “This isn’t IMPD doing their thing, Metro Drug doing their thing, Prosecutor doing his thing, US Attorney doing their things; we are all committed as a law enforcement community to go after illegal guns.”

U.S. Assistant Attorney Barry Glickman says information from an informant led federal, state and local authorities to purchase drugs and eventually seize the weapons from a storage facility and a house in fishers.

Glickman says 5 of the 6 facing federal charges are residents of Mexico.

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