23 arrested in massive Grant County drug bust

A six-month-long narcotics investigation has led to the arrest of 23 people in Grant County.

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017 4:41 PM
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017 4:49 PM

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A six-month-long narcotics investigation has led to the arrest of 23 people in Grant County, Indiana.

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The arrests happened early Wednesday morning by officers from the Indiana State Police, the Marion Police Department, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, and the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.

Eleven search warrants and 17 arrest warrants were served across Grant County.

The investigation was conducted over a six-month period by the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section and the Joint Enforcement against Narcotics Team.

According to police, numerous firearms were found during the execution of the warrants. Some of the weapons had been reported as stolen while others had their serial numbers eliminated.

Police say they also found crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and heroin.

The investigation is ongoing.

Arrested and Charges:

•Lynette Sardin, 28, Marion, visiting common nuisance
•Artez Drake, 24, Marion, possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance
•Laddie Ann Drake, 27, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
•Calvin Bush, 19, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
•Dezmond McCreary, 20, Marion, visiting a common nuisance
•Leroy Sherman, 60, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
•Tocarra Jones, 36, Marion, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, conspiracy to deal a narcotic
•Deonte Jackson, 35, Marion, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance
•Johnnie Jackson II, 33, Marion, two counts for conspiracy to deal a narcotic
•Natasha Amburgey, 32, Marion, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance
•Nishae Foard, 28, Marion, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance
•David Brown, 51, Marion, dealing a narcotic
• Rebecca Jones, 61, Marion, conspiracy to deal a narcotic drug
•Trayvon Jones, 19, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
•Jasmine White, 26, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
•Dorail Valentine, 32, Chicago, IL, dealing a narcotic drug, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of marijuana
•Tyanna Jackson, 29, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and neglect of a dependent
•Arthur Drake Jr, 26, Marion, conspiracy to deal a narcotic drug
•Austin Reno, 19, Jonesboro, IN, conspiracy to deal a narcotic drug
•Marcus Boyland, 32, Marion, conspiracy to deal a narcotic drug
•Williams Dils, 19, Marion, possession of marijuana
•Cory Miller, 24, two counts for conspiracy to deal cocaine
• Steven Broomfield, 44, conspiracy to deal a narcotic

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