LPD arrests two people after major drug and weapon bust

Two people are facing charges after a major drug and weapon bust by Lafayette police.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2019 4:23 PM
Updated: Feb. 11, 2019 6:14 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two people are facing charges after a major drug and weapon bust by Lafayette police. 

Police were called to check on a child involved in custody dispute at home in the 3200 block of Crosspoint Court North. When officers got there, they said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside.

LPD found nearly four pounds of marijuana, six schedule two pills, seven firearms with a large amount of ammunition and more than $68,000 in cash.

Officers arrested 31-year-old Darryl Evans and 37-year-old Peyton Cruea. 

Evans faces charges of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felony.                                                                                                   

Cruea was charged with dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a controlled substance.

Three children were inside the home at the time. They were all turned over to the custody of a parent.

Evans and Cruea were taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail.

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