Guns, THC candies, marijuana and thousands of dollars were seized in a two-state drug bust carried out by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Kansas State Police.
Kansas State Police troopers contacted IMPD officers after they stopped a vehicle that was carrying marijuana and heading for Indianapolis to complete a drug deal on Tuesday, according to an IMPD news release.
The two departments made arrangements to have the deal completed in Indianapolis, and IMPD teams coordinated to obtain an anticipatory search warrant for the location of the drug deal.
The deal was planned for a location in the 100 block of South 7th Avenue in Beech Grove. As a result, Beech Grove Police and IMPD Southeast District then joined the investigation.
“The transaction was completed, and IMPD SWAT immediately moved in and executed the search warrant,” said an IMPD statement. “During the execution of the warrant, five suspects were detained.”
The suspects were identified in the IMPD news release as Donald Dowdell, 29; Willima King, 31; Terrance Shane, 30; Terrance McGraw, 29; and Telice Easley, 21. The Marion County prosecutor’s office will review the case and make a charging decision.
During the search, police confiscated 50 pounds of “high grade” marijuana, two firearms, several pounds of THC candy and $92,000 in cash, IMPD said.
“This is another great example of cross jurisdictional collaboration that led to guns and drugs being taken off the streets of Indianapolis,” the IMPD news release said. “The IMPD would like to thank the Kansas State Police for their assistance in this investigation. The IMPD would also like to thank Beech Grove Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.”
By: Justin L. Mack, IndyStar