CASS COUNTY, Ind. (September 17, 2015) – After a four month long narcotics investigation dubbed “Operation Smack Down,” six people were arrested by officers from the CLEAN Team and the Indiana State Police.
Shashanna Brent, 38, of Galveston, was one of those people arrested, and she is believed to have been a significant distributor of heroin that was sold by drug dealers in Miami County.
Tuesday morning, officers involved with Operation Smack Down served Brent at her home with multiple Howard County arrest warrants alleging felony charges for conspiracy to commit dealing in a narcotic drug (heroin) and dealing in a narcotic drug (heroin).
While taking Brent into custody, officers allegedly observed indicators of drug activity in the home.
They applied for and were granted a Cass Superior Court search warrant for the property.
During a search of Brent’s home, officers located approximately 200 grams of heroin, $87,000 in cash, three handguns, ammunition, two digital scales, and clear plastic baggies.
Brent’s eight-year-old daughter was also at the home.
The girl was released into the care of the Cass County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Brent was arrested and taken to the Cass County Jail.
In addition to the criminal charges in Howard County, Brent faces added felony charges for dealing in a narcotic drug over 10 grams and possession of over 28 grams of a narcotic drug in Cass County.
The heroin has a street value of approximately $200,000.