Two arrested, charged with dealing Ecstasy
HAMILTON COUNTY – Police arrested two Westfield teenagers after a two-month-long investigation focused on Ecstasy.
On Tuesday, members of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force arrested Brendan J. Estrella, 18, and Cody Clear, 18. Police characterized the investigation as ongoing and expect more arrests to follow.
Estrella was booked on three counts of dealing a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance (Ecstasy) and three counts of possession of a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance (Ecstasy). Clear was booked on one count of dealing Ecstasy.
Investigators said the men were dealing methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), more commonly known as Ecstasy, a drug typically sold in tablet or pill form. It can also contain other substances including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and PCP. Police said it’s a synthetic drug with both stimulant and hallucinogenic qualities that can suppress a person’s need to eat, drink or sleep. The drug can also raise a body’s temperature to dangerous levels.
The Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force includes officers from the Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville and Lebanon Police Departments, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office with support from the prosecutors of Boone and Hamilton Counties. The Carmel Police Department assisted in the operation.