Dozens arrested on drug-dealing charges in Johnson, Marion counties

Crime Watch 8

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Dozens of people are facing charges related to dealing drugs in Johnson and Marion counties.

The Johnson County sheriff’s and prosecutor’s offices announced the arrests on Thursday afternoon.

Operation: Weakest Link 2019 has resulted in charges for 50 people. The focus of the operation was drugs, but more specifically the source of those drugs.

“The residual effect of a dealer is much stronger than someone who is an addict. We recognize there are addicts and we want to to try and get help for people who really need it,” said Joe Villanueva with the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office. “I don’t want to do that for dealers. You pedal the poison in our county, we put you in jail.”

The arrests primarily consisted of residents of Franklin, Indianapolis and Greenwood. The suspects range in age from 20 to 62 years old. 

Multiple local police departments, as well as US Marshals, assisted in making the arrests.

Police also recovered guns from many of the suspected dealers’ homes.

“Any time you one gun off the street whether it is 1, 2, 5, it doesn’t matter. You got drugs and guns together bad things are going to happen,” said Franklin Police Chief Kirby Cochran.

Thursday’s raids come about six months after the largest drug roundup in Johnson County history. 120 drug warrants were issued in November 2018. Of those, 117 have been caught.

One of the houses in Franklin police said they raided in November was raided again during this operation. This time they were able to arrest 9 of the 14 people that were inside on drug-related charges.

Mary Krover and her husband live down the street from that house and were home at the time of the raid.

“I am very glad the police is working on getting them off the street. It needs to happen I think because there is a lot of kids in this neighborhood and I worry about them all the time,” said Franklin resident Mary Krover.

Authorities are still looking for 23 other people on outstanding warrants.

Facing charges in the case:

  • Zachery Walsman
    • Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Level 5
  • Nicholas Sparrow
    • Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5
    • Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
    • Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Level 6
  • Florine Aguilar 
    • Aiding in Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Tylan Abrego
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Lauran Smith
    • Aiding in Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3
    • Aiding in Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5
    • Aiding in Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
    • Dealing in Marijuana, A Misdemeanor
  • Deeamonty D. Higgins
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5
    • Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
    • Dealing in MJ, A Misd
  • Phillip Dexter
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Kevin Reynolds 
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Sandra Davis
  • Franklin, IN
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5 x2
  • John Gertchen
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 (school)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (school)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (school)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (school)
    • Dealing in Schedule IIII Controlled Substance, Level 5 (school)
  • Misty Karnes
    • Aiding in Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 2 (school)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (school)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (school)
    • Dealing Synthetic Drug, A Misdemeanor
  • Jacie Byrne
    • Aiding in Dealing a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
  • Nickole Washburn
    • Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6
    • Prostitution m/a
  • David Devine
    • Dealing a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Level 4
    • Dealing a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Level 5
  • Kelsey Kirkpatrick
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2
  • Deauvion Litzsey
    • Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 3
  • Ivan Hendrickson Jr.
    • Aiding in Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3
  • Amanda Gentry
    • Dealing in Cocaine, Level 3 (Prior)
  • Karrie Mann 
    • Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Level 2 (child present)
    • Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Level 4
    • Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Level 5
    • Dealing in Schedule II Controlled Substance, Level 5
  • Jeremy Crutcher
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (prior)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (prior)
    • Dealing Marijuana, A Misdemeanor
  • Christina Johnson
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Joshua Miller 
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Adam Taylor
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Nancy Shasteen
    • Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
  • Michelle Philpot
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • William Lawson
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5
  • William Scaggs
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3
  • Michael P. Day II
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (prior)
  • Scott Burton
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Alec C. Guyette
    • Dealing in Cocaine, Level 5
  • Meghann King
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Joshua Klakamp 05/31/1989
    • Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Level 5
    • Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Level 5
  • Caleb Crisman
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Stephen Etheridge
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
  • Brian Perdue
    • Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Level 6
    • Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Level 6
  • Michael Smith
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5
  • Carla King
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2
  • Brent Yates
    • Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
  • Damon Spencer II 
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
    • Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Level 6
  • James Clark
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4
    • Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
  • Jenny Sterling
    • Dealing in a Schedule III, Level 5
  • Matthew Sims
    • Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5
  • Jeremy Prather
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5
  • Leon Harris III
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5
  • Michael Sanders 
    • Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Level 5
    • Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Level 6
    • Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Level 6
  • Lauren Willis
    • Dealing in Marijuana, Level 6
    • Unlawful Sale of Legend Drugs, Level 6
  • Melanie Randolph
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (prior)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (prior)
  • Inger Fischman
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (prior)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4 (prior)
  • April Streeval
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 (prior)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 (prior)
  • Alicia Sky Shipley (Morgan County case)
    • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5

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