Meth and heroin bust leads to charges against Lafayette man

A Lafayette man arrested Sunday has been charged with dealing heroin and methamphetamine.

Posted: Oct. 12, 2017 7:37 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man arrested Sunday has been charged with dealing heroin and methamphetamine.

An investigation by the Tippecanoe Drug Task Force led to multiple charges against 36-year-old Peter Speziale.

Court documents say that on April 11, Lafayette police set up a drug purchase between an informant and Speziale in order to gather evidence of illicit dealing.

The informant was wired by police and provided with marked funds with which to complete the transaction.

In a parked vehicle outside the post office on South Street, the informant gave the money to Speziale.

The drug exchange was then completed at a separate location at which police obtained 0.37 grams of heroin and .035 grams of methamphetamine.

On April 20, police utilized the informant again to make another drug purchase from Speziale.

The informant once again wore a wired transmitter and met with Speziale, this time at a store on Shenandoah Drive.

Inside the store, Speziale had placed a baggie containing a substance in the pocket of a shirt and indicated its presence to the informant.

After retrieving the baggie and showing it to a detective, who was present during the transaction, the informant was given marked money which he then handed over to Speziale.

Inside the baggie was 2.10 grams of methamphetamine and also a second baggie containing 0.22 grams of heroin.

Speziale has been charged with two counts each of possession of methamphetamine, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug, and dealing in a narcotic drug.

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