Crime Watch 8

Highway drug bust nets 129 arrests, Trump-shaped ecstasy

MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — While conducting a narcotics operation along U.S. 31, authorities in central Indiana confiscated a range of illegal drugs, including orange ecstasy pills that bear the likeness of President Donald Trump and read “GREAT AGAIN.”

Authorities made 129 arrests on 272 drug-related charges over six days of patrols on U.S. 31, working across nine agencies in Operation Blue Anvil.

From June 19-21 and 26-28, officers with Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, the Logansport Police Department, the Peru Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Rochester Police Department conducted patrols to catch people using the road to transport and distribute illegal narcotics there, state police said in a release.

Officers located cocaine, heroin, LSD, meth, marijuana and marijuana edibles, psilocybin mushrooms, ecstasy and prescription medications. Of the 272 drug-related charges, 48 were felonies. They also issued 193 traffic citations and made three arrests for driving while impaired. 

If you have any information about the possession, distribution or selling of illegal narcotics, state police ask you to call your local law enforcement or report anonymously by calling the Indiana State Police Drug and Gang Hotline at 1-800-453-4756.

In 2017, police in Germany seized around 5,000 similar pills.