This blog has previously noted the frequency drugs are delivered to dealers in our state for distribution to small-time sellers of street drugs. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and the Kansas state police recently joined forces to intercept a large shipment of drugs.
The bust began when Kansas police stopped a vehicle bound for our stae and found that it was carrying marijuana. Kansas police allowed the vehicle to proceed, but they notified the IMPD that the car was scheduled to arrive on a specified date.
The IMPD obtained an anticipatory search warrant for the location of the drug deal in Beech Grove. The Beech Grove police then joined the Southeast IMPD District to complete the investigation.
When the deal was completed, an IMPD SWAT team immediately moved in an executed the search warrant. During the execution of the search warrant, five individuals were arrested for allegedly being involved in the transaction.
During the search, the police allege that they confiscated 50 pounds of marijuana, two firearms, several pounds of THC candy and $92,000 in cash. The five suspects are being held in custody, pending a charging decision by the Marion County prosecutor's office.
Regardless of the charges that are finally made against the suspects in this case, each of them will be facing the possibility of lengthy jail time and a significant fine. Anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation may benefit from seeking the advice of an experienced criminal attorney. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can evaluate the law and evidence that will govern the case and assist in negotiating a favorable plea agreement, if the case warrants such an outcome.