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Fourth LPD narcotics arrest in a week leads to drug charges against woman

Charges have been filed against a Lafayette woman accused of dealing prescription pills and heroin.

Posted: Oct 13, 2017 6:20 AM
Updated: Oct 13, 2017 6:20 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Charges have been filed against a Lafayette woman accused of dealing prescription pills and heroin.

Court documents say that on Feb. 2, police received a tip from a confidential informant that Amanda Alsup, 42, had been selling prescription pills.

Arrangements were made by police for an undercover detective to purchase some pills from Alsup using recorded bills.

The detective met with Alsup in a shopping center parking lot located in the 2000 block of South 22nd Street in Lafayette and was asked to follow her back to her residence on Dakota Drive.

Once there, the detective purchased 120 pills from Alsup using the recorded cash. The pills were later identified as containing the narcotic, Oxycodone.

Later that day, police observed Alsup paying the informant with some of the recorded bills used in the earlier transaction as compensation for setting up the deal. She also gave the informant two pills later found to contain Oxycodone. The cash and pills were turned over to police.

After the transaction, the detective remained in contact with Alsup leading to a second transaction on March 2 at which a total of 110 Oxycodone pills were purchased, again using recorded bills.

During the transaction, Alsup indicated that she would also be able to provide heroin for purchase and after subsequent contacts with her, another meeting was set up.

On March 14, the detective met Alsup at a gas station on Creasy Lane in Lafayette. There she was given recorded bills for the transaction.

Alsup left briefly for a nearby apartment complex where the detective was able to observe a transaction with Alsup's alleged source. She eventually returned with four knotted baggie corners that appeared to contain heroin. She also advised the detective on how to cut and sell the product.

The baggies sold to the detective were later confirmed to contain a total of 0.76 grams of heroin.

Alsup has been charged with three counts each of possession of a narcotic drug, and dealing in a narcotic drug.

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