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Stephanie J. Lee, 26, of Muncie, Arrested on Warrants & Meth Possession

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 07/12/2017 09:58 AM EDT

Muncie – A traffic stop for a speeding offense last night led to the discovery of Methamphetamine and a wanted subject. Last evening just after 6 p.m. Trooper Thomas Harbison clocked a white car east bound on SR332 at CR 700 W at 72 M.P.H. in the 55 M.P.H. zone.

Harbison got the car stopped and made contact with the driver, Stephanie J. Lee, age 26 of Muncie. As he spoke to the driver and her passenger, Harbison recognized the two from a previous investigation. Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Parks was nearby and came to assist with his K-9 partner “Sabo.”

Sabo was walked around the outside of the vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics. A search of the car turned up Methamphetamine. Further investigation revealed that Stephanie Lee was wanted on a warrant for Battery out of Marion County, and a warrant for Operating While Intoxicated and Driving While Suspended out of Muncie City Court.

Lee was arrested and transported to the Delaware County Jail for the two warrants, as well as being charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine. In addition she was issued traffic tickets for Speeding, Driving While License Suspended and Operating a car with False and Fictitious Registration Plates. As the saying goes, “criminals drive cars too,” and this arrest demonstrates how a “routine” traffic stop often leads troopers to other criminal activity when they “look beyond the ticket.”

Anyone with information about illegal drug use is encouraged to call the Pendleton Post at 1-800-527-4752, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS, can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to www.meth.in.gov and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

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Eddie Vance, 57, of Muncie, Arrested for Fleeing, Drug Possession, DUI, Battery on an Officer, and 9 Warrants

Delaware County – Indiana Conservation Officers arrested Eddie Vance, 57, of Muncie, yesterday on multiple charges after he attempted to flee when officers initiated a traffic stop.

Conservation Officers Jordan Brand and Rhett Braun observed Vance operating a moped with no license plate in the area of Jackson St. and Ohio Ave. in Muncie. When the officers turned on their emergency lights and siren to initiate the stop, Vance crashed the moped and fled on foot.

When the officers caught Vance, he fought with them, biting one of the officers. A taser was used twice with no effect. Two anonymous citizens stepped in to help the officers subdue Vance. Vance was found to be in possession of cocaine and heroin.

Vance had received only minor scrapes, but was transported to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital to be checked for injuries and for a blood draw, before being booked into the Delaware County Jail.

Preliminary charges include driving under the influence of drugs, resisting law enforcement, battery on law enforcement, possession of cocaine, and possession of heroin. Vance also had 9 active warrants.

Indiana Conservation Officers wish to thank the anonymous citizens who came to their aid during the struggle.

 

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 4

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US Border Patrol Discovers Cocaine & Heroin in Vehicle’s Gas Tank

SALTON CITY, Calif. (June 6, 2017) – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling heroin and cocaine Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m., when a 22-year-old man approached the checkpoint in a white 1991 Chevrolet Pick-up. Prior to reaching primary inspection, a Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Agents referred the man to secondary inspection for further examination.

Upon further inspection, agents found concealed in the truck’s fuel tank. Twenty packages tested positive for cocaine, two packages tested positive for black tar heroin, and six packages tested positive for Mexican brown heroin.

The total weight of the cocaine was 25.39 pounds with an estimated street value of $380,850. The black tar heroin totaled 1.97 pounds in weight with an estimated street value of $21,670, while the total weight of the Mexican brown heroin was 3.45 pounds with an estimated street value of $32,775.

The man, a United States Citizen, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

Since fiscal year 2017, which started Oct. 1, 2016, El Centro Sector has seized more than 140.29 pounds of heroin and 449.76 pounds of cocaine.

SOURCE: cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/border-patrol-discovers-narcotics-vehicle-s-gas-tank-0

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Dwan Maxwell, 30, of Indianapolis, Arrested on Drug & Driving Charges

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/07/2017 09:41 AM EDT

Indianapolis, IN – A traffic stop for speeding on the northwest side of Indianapolis led troopers to a suspended driver, drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash.

Dwan Maxwell

Just after 6;00 yesterday evening Trooper Phil Cooley pulled over a black 2011 Mazda SUV on I-465 for allegedly driving 75 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. When Cooley stopped the vehicle he learned the driver, 30-year-old Dwan Maxwell of Indianapolis was driving with a suspended license. Further investigation into the stop revealed Maxwell was allegedly in possession of a large amount of marijuana as well as several thousand dollars in cash. Maxwell was arrested on suspicion of dealing marijuana and driving while suspended.

The facts of this case will be presented to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for review to determine possible criminal charges.

All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

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Semi Driver Alex Galperin, 41, of Wheeling, IL, Arrested in Toll Road Crash

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/01/2017 09:48 AM EDT

LaPorte County, IN – On May 30, 2017, Indiana State Troopers were sent to investigate a crash eastbound on the Indiana Toll Road, near the Michigan City exit. When Troopers got there they soon found that there were two crashes and not just one.

Trooper Tim McCormick began to investigate the second crash which involved a semi and a red Toyota. The red Toyota had been involved in the original crash when the semi tried to drive around the original crash and hit the Toyota. While Trooper McCormick talked to the driver of the semi, Alex Galperin, 41, of Wheeling, IL, he smelled the odor of marijuana. After searching the semi, Trooper McCormick found a container of suspected marijuana with a label from a marijuana dispensary in Colorado. Also in the semi were several unopened containers of alcohol. It is against Federal Motor Carrier Rules for alcohol, opened or unopened, to be in a commercial motor vehicle.

Galperin was arrested for preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and taken to the Laporte County Jail. He was also cited for several commercial motor vehicle violations.

Persons arrested or named as a suspect are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Desmond Scruggs, 38, Arrested After Search Warrant Served

Monday, May 22, 2017, 8:07 PM

On May 5, 2017, just after 3:45 p.m., SWAT officers made a dynamic entry inside the house. As SWAT officers were entering the house, a male subject was observed by SWAT team members diving out of the back window of the residence and running east through the yards. After a short pursuit, the subject was apprehended by uniformed officers a couple blocks away and brought back to the target residence. 38-year-old Desmond Scruggs was the subject identified and also the target of the investigation.

Detectives seized the following items from the house:

• 2 handguns
• Drug paraphernalia and packaging materials
• 1/2 ounce of suspected cocaine
• Digital scales with cocaine residue
• 1 tablet of hydrocodone
• 7 tablets of oxycodone
• 4 tablets of methadone
• 1.1181 grams of marijuana
• 1.1755 grams of concentrated THC wax
• $4,824 dollars of U.S. Currency


When interviewed, he stated that the guns and the property inside the residence belonged to him. He also admitted to knowing that he was not allowed to have guns due to being a serious violent felon. Scruggs has been identified as a known gang member. He has prior convictions for Criminal Confinement, Armed Robbery, Possession of Narcotics x2, Domestic Battery, and Trespass. Scruggs was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Resisting Law Enforcement by Fleeing, Possession Of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent, Dealing Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, and Dealing in a Controlled Substance. He was transported to the Arrestee Processing Center to be processed. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the investigative findings to make a charging decision.

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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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Bradley Betts, 25, and Blake Koss, 27, Arrested after Narcotics Investigation

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:57 PM

Two men are behind bars after Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, North District Flex team conducted an investigation in the 5500 block of Carvel Avenue. A proactive investigation led to the seizure of drugs, money, and handguns.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, after an anonymous tip, during a knock and talk investigation, officers were greeted by a male subject and a very strong odor of raw marijuana. A second subject inside the residence was asked to step outside so officers could continue their investigation. Officers attempted to get consent to search the home however, the males refused. Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence.

Detectives seized the following items from the house:

• 36 pounds of marijuana
• 22 pounds (11 jars) of marijuana butter
• 270 grams of marijuana gummy bears
• 47 grams of Psychedelic Shrooms
• 39 Individual containers of marijuana gummies
• 20 Schedule II Amphetamine Pills
• 3 guns
• $9,652 in US Currency
• 1 vehicle


The two were identified as 25-year-old Bradley Betts and 27-year-old Blake Koss. Betts was arrested for Maintaining Common Nuisance, Dealing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Narcotics. Koss was arrested for Visiting a Common Nuisance. The two were transported to the Arrestee Processing Center to be processed. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the investigative findings to make a charging decision.

*Note: Bradley Betts is in the black shirt, Blake Koss is in the white shirt.

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SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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Timothy Wilson, 35, and Lindsey Jones, 31, both of Richmond, Arrested For Drug Possession

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:33 AM

Wayne County – A Richmond couple were arrested last evening on Felony Drug Charges after the car they were driving was stopped for an equipment violation. At about 9:20 p.m. last evening trooper J.T. Burns was sitting on I-70 at the 139-mile marker, just past the Cambridge City exit, when he noticed a tan Buick driving by eastbound with a driver’s side headlight out.

Burns stopped the car to let the driver know he had a headlight out. The male driver, Timothy Wilson, age 35 of Richmond, told Burns that he and his female passenger, Lindsey Jones, age 31 of Richmond, had been living out of their car. Hagerstown Officer Ryan Clarke was summoned to the scene with his K-9 partner to do an open air sniff search of the vehicle.

The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Cambridge City Officer Aaron Crawford and Trooper Josh Bayly arrived to assist in a search. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Syringes, a small bag of Heroin and Marijuana. Lindsey Jones was also found to have Crystal Methamphetamine hidden on her person.

Wilson and Jones were arrested and charged with Possession of a Narcotic, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, all three level 6 felony charges. In addition, they were charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. They were both lodged in the Wayne County Jail. Anyone with information about illegal drug activity may call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Timothy Wilson, 35, and Lindsey Jones, 31, both of Richmond, Arrested For Drug Possession

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:33 AM

Wayne County – A Richmond couple were arrested last evening on Felony Drug Charges after the car they were driving was stopped for an equipment violation. At about 9:20 p.m. last evening trooper J.T. Burns was sitting on I-70 at the 139-mile marker, just past the Cambridge City exit, when he noticed a tan Buick driving by eastbound with a driver’s side headlight out.

Burns stopped the car to let the driver know he had a headlight out. The male driver, Timothy Wilson, age 35 of Richmond, told Burns that he and his female passenger, Lindsey Jones, age 31 of Richmond, had been living out of their car. Hagerstown Officer Ryan Clarke was summoned to the scene with his K-9 partner to do an open air sniff search of the vehicle.

The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Cambridge City Officer Aaron Crawford and Trooper Josh Bayly arrived to assist in a search. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Syringes, a small bag of Heroin and Marijuana. Lindsey Jones was also found to have Crystal Methamphetamine hidden on her person.

Wilson and Jones were arrested and charged with Possession of a Narcotic, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, all three level 6 felony charges. In addition, they were charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. They were both lodged in the Wayne County Jail. Anyone with information about illegal drug activity may call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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State Police Investigating Death of Kasie R. Chivington, 25, of Whitley County

Friday, May 5, 2017, 1:34 PM

Whitley County, IN – The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne is investigating the death of a 25-year-old woman from Whitley County after she was admitted to a hospital following her arrest by the Whitley County Sheriff Department for an alleged possession of a controlled substance.

Preliminary investigation by Detective Andrew Mills indicates that on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at approximately 11:10 p.m., 25-year-old Kasie R. Chivington was stopped by a Deputy from the Whitley County Sheriff Department for a traffic violation. During a subsequent investigation for operating while intoxicated, the Deputy determined that Chivington was in possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance, believed to be marijuana.

Chivington was taken into custody and placed into another Deputy’s patrol car. As Chivington was being transported to the Whitley County Jail, she began to have what was described as a medical issue. An ambulance was then summoned and Chivington was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center, where at approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 4, 2017, she was pronounced dead. It is believed she swallowed a small plastic bag which contained an undetermined substance at some point during the traffic stop.

An investigation was immediately requested by the Sheriff of Whitley County to be conducted by the Indiana State Police. An autopsy was performed Friday morning in Fort Wayne and the Allen County Coroner’s Office will release those results when they become available.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Ft. Wayne District 22

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