Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force raids Lafayette home

The Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force is continuing its investigating into a narcotics raid earlier Monday.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 11:35 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2019 3:20 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLF) — The Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force is continuing its investigation into a narcotics raid earlier Monday.

It happened at a Lafayette home on North 14th and Morton Streets.

News 18 arrived around 3:30 p.m. and the officers were already inside the house.

Many neighbors who knew about the drugs said they're relieved law enforcement raided the home.

One couple even said it's about time.

Soon to married Laura Johnson and Austin Grist are trying to move out of their home on Morton Street.

"We're trying to get a family and then we don't really like the neighborhood," said Grist.

Grist, along with other neighbors, said they knew about the drugs in the home on the corner.

"It's a little sketchy," said Grist.

But, that wasn't the initial reason why they wanted to leave.

"It's honestly not bad, but then there's people that walk by that they just don't look like...they're probably on drugs," said Johnson

Several people have been detained, but no arrests have been made.

Sgt. Mike Brown with Lafayette Police said a warrant was served around 2 p.m.

"Oh yeah, something is going down," said Grist.

One neighbor, who did not want to go on camera, knew about the narcotics as well, but because it didn't affect her day to day-to-day she was okay with it.

"I honestly think that's crazy," said Johnson.

Grist said the neighborhood is typically friendly and most are involved in the neighborhood watch.

"Those two over here, yeah they are awesome," said Grist. "They said they'd watch out for the house."

However most families living on 14th and Morton Streets have kids. Johnson hopes drug's won't find their way back to her street.

"A lot of people around here have kids and stuff," said Johnson. "I don't see any of that happening over here except for that."

Law enforcement had a warrant to search the home.

Grist said this should be a wake-up call to any other people in Lafayette dealing narcotics.

"Hopefully they will start settling down a little bit and maybe go somewhere else," said Grist.

Brown said he can't give News 18 any more information since this is an on-going investigation.

As updates become available we will keep you let you know on-air and online.

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