An investigation can take years to complete and charges can come about
even if individuals involved in that investigation are facing other charges
or even serving time for other crimes. A recent multi-agency investigation
has led to the arrest of seven people in Indiana for
drug crimes. These people face a number of drug charges related to an investigation
that has been on-going.
The investigation that led to the arrests lasted almost two years. The
investigation involved officers buying drugs as they posed undercover.
There were a number of agencies involved, including the county sheriff's
department, state police, city police and also the prosecutor's office.
Those arrested ranged in ages from 23 years old to 40 years old. Some of
the people arrested were already incarcerated for unrelated charges at
the time they were implicated in the latest investigation. Those involved
face charges of dealing heroin, with some of the implicated parties facing
multiple dealing charges.
Drug crimes related to dealing drugs can result in serious criminal consequences,
including jail time and a criminal record that can impact all areas of
life. For those charged who are already in jail, any new convictions can
lengthen the time those individuals may be incarcerated in Indiana. Regardless
of the evidence gathered over a long term investigation or the amount
of time authorities may have pursued evidence against certain individuals,
each person charged with a specific crime has the right to know any purported
evidence against him or her and what defense options may be available
to refute those specific charges.