Drug investigation in Perry County leads to arrests in multiple states
TELL CITY, Ind. — What started as a local drug investigation in Perry County ended with criminal cases and arrests in multiple states.
On July 12, Indiana State Police received information into possible drug activity at home in Tell City and began an investigation. Then on July 15, after obtaining a probable cause warrant, police then acted upon a search warrant at a home at 1618 Main Street in Tell City.
While executing the search warrant, officers found methamphetamine, marijuana, hypodermic needles, and numerous drug paraphernalia items. A scooter that had been reported as stolen to the Tell City Police was also found. Four individuals living in the residence, including a 17-year-old juvenile, were arrested.
During their investigation police learned of a possible methamphetamine lab and marijuana grow in Hancock County, Kentucky. Indiana State Police then began a second investigation with police officials there and obtained a search warrant for a Kentucky residence believed to be connected to the Tell City investigation. Items and precursors involved in manufacturing methamphetamine, as well as marijuana plants, were found in the residence. Upon finishing up their investigation in Kentucky, Hancock County officers arrested both suspects connected to the Kentucky investigation.
The case remains under investigation with additional arrests possible.