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IMPD: 2 men arrested with more than $2 million of cocaine

IMPD: 2 men arrested with more than $2 million of cocaine

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A Sunday evening traffic stop in Indianapolis resulted in the discovery of more than $2 million worth of cocaine, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Police said a semi was pulled over on I-465 at the Kentucky Avenue exit on Sept. 8 just after 9:15 p.m. for a traffic violation.

IMPD said the driver and the passenger, 57-year-old Gurindes Sing and 55-year-old Jagdev Sanda, gave officers inconsistent information that didn’t match up with the truck’s log.

(Photo of Gurindes Sing (right) and Jagdev Sanda. Provided Photo/IMPD)

A subsequent search of the semi revealed 88 kilos of cocaine, worth approximately $2.1 million.

Sing and Sanda were taken into custody.


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.