AG Curtis Hill praises area drug enforcement during visit

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill was in Lafayette on Wednesday to check up on the county's drug interdiction team. Area law enforcement officers showed Hill how they are keeping drugs out of the community.

Posted: May 16, 2018 6:28 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill was in Lafayette on Wednesday to check up on the county's drug interdiction team. Area law enforcement officers showed Hill how they are keeping drugs out of the community.


The West Lafayette and Lafayette Police Departments launched its joint drug interdiction team in January. Since then, the team has discovered 20 pounds of marijuana, six grams of cocaine and 22 grams of spice. They've also seized six guns and $72,000 in cash allegedly tied to drug trafficking. Also, almost $14,000 of counterfeit money was found.

Attorney General Hill said the county's location off the interstate makes it ideal for drug dealers to do business.

"We've got all of these arteries that are wonderful for legitimate business. They are just as wonderful for illegitimate business. By taking note of that, we can look at factors of predictability and identify where we can catch the flow of drugs coming in and the money going out," Hill said.

Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said fighting the drug trade is a top priority.

"You've got to be out there fighting the battle. You've got to get in the game. We're in that game and fighting that battle. One of the key components is to show the results of this to our legislators and the importance of having tough drug laws to go after these people who are transporting the drugs," Harrington said.

The interdiction program is paid for with a $160,000 grant from the Indiana Drug Enforcement Association. That money pays for new vehicles, officer training and drug-sniffing K-9 officers.

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