Grant County authorities arrest 11 following meth, heroin investigation

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. – After a three day investigation, authorities arrested 11 people in Grant County on meth and heroin charges.

On Monday, police stopped a vehicle driving northbound on DR 37 near Rigden. Police arrested Chad Elkins, 27, and Cordeddria Wingate, 23, both of Marion, after they said a large amount of meth was discovered in their vehicle.

They face charges of possession of meth and possession of meth with intent to deliver after a search warrant was served at Elkin’s residence following the traffic stop.

Police believe Elkins has been trafficking drugs into Grant County.

On Wednesday morning, authorities served a search warrant at a suspected drug house in the 3000 block of S. Race St. and arrested nine more people on drug charges.

The following people were arrested as a result:

  • Orval Hueston, 40 – Possession of meth with intent to deliver
  • Terry Russell Jr., 34 – Possession of meth with intent to deliver
  • Chelsea Eccles, 33 – Possession of meth with intent to deliver
  • Bobbi Bilby, 22  – Possession of meth with intent to deliver
  • Zachary Lawson, 25 – Possession of meth with intent to deliver
  • Caleb Rigney, 20 – Possession of meth
  • Zackary Nealis, 28  – Dealing meth, neglect of a dependent
  • Sarah LeBlac, 35 – Dealing meth, neglect of a dependent
  • Brandon Hogan, 32 – Possession of meth with intent to deliver, visiting a common nuisance

Police said in total, around a half pound of meth was seized along with heroin. The street value is close to $20,000.