Authorities arrest 9 in downtown Indianapolis drug investigation

Crime Watch 8

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –Nine people were arrested Thursday in connection to a drug investigation, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. 

Authorities said the arrests stemmed from information obtained on drug dealears operating on Wabash Street outside of Wheeler Mission.

Detectives learned drug dealers were supplying heroin, crack/cocaine and synthetic marijuana to members of the homeless community. 

The Downtown District Narcotics Unit, North District Narcotics Unit, Criminal Interdiction Unit, Indiana State Police and  ATF conducted three search warrants Thursday leading to the nine arrests.

The first search warrant was conducted at 3058 N. Stuart Street where authorities recovered nearly $60,000 cash, 200 grams of heroine, 50 grams of crack/cocaine, 30 grams of marijuana, controlled pills, a pill press and electronic scales. 55-year-old Robert Andrews was arrested at the location for felony drug crimes.

Another search warrant Thursday was conducted at 2383 Beckwith Drive. Officers discovered one pound of synthetic marijuana, one half pound of marijuana, three loaded guns, a bulletproof vest, miscellaneaous drug paraphernalia and $240 cash at that location. Brandon Jones, 34, and Marvell Townsend, 24, were arrested at that location. 

Officers arrested six other individuals after conducting a search warrant at 635 N. Oakland Avenue. Miscellaneous drugs and paraphernalia, pills and ammunition were discovered at the location. Authorities arrested Pamela Lind, 47, Samuel Young, 74, Priness Wells, 43, Vincent martin, 53, Jeffrey Ayers, 58, and Marilyn Henry, 68.

Authorites said the arrests were a “continuation of some investigative work initiated around Wheeler’s Mission.”

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