Large scale drug arrests can result in many people facing charges. Some
of those people may not even be entirely sure as to how they fit into
the scope of the investigation. Simply associating with people who are
under the microscope of authorities or who do not know they are being
investigated can result in being charged or associated with
drug crimes. A major drug sweep in Indiana recently has led to drug charges against
38 people, and there are still others who are being sought.
This particular police investigation focused on one area but resulted in
the arrest of people from all over. It is currently the largest drug bust
in the area's history. Warrants were issued for people in two different
counties and two metropolitan areas, including Indianapolis. The investigation
was launched during the summer.
In the extensive round-up, police say they seized cocaine, heroin and meth.
They also reportedly seized marijuana, prescription drugs and an undisclosed
amount of money. Sixteen of those arrested face charges of trafficking
drugs close to a school. There were also 10 arrested who were labeled
as repeat offenders.
Whenever there is a move to arrest and charge such a large number of people
for their alleged role in any drug crimes, it can become difficult to
ascertain who was actually involved and on what scale. Each individual
who was arrested in this Indiana round-up may benefit from knowing the
specific charges they are facing along with what evidence is alleged to
directly involve them. Knowing their rights and how they may be linked
to any evidence may be the first step to devising a defense strategy and
being prepared to face the coming criminal proceedings effectively.