Dozens of suspected drug offenders behind bars in Princeton
Mugshots of those arrested in the morning raid. Source: Princeton Police Department.
The police show us some of the evidence that helped them make these arrests
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -
Twenty-seven people were arrested Thursday in a major drug raid in Princeton and there are warrants out for more suspects Thursday night.
The investigation started at the Princeton Police Department eight to nine months ago.
Detectives told 14 News they used undercover informants to help figure out who was cooking, who was selling, and who was working together.
Dangerous items, now off the streets of Princeton. Thursday morning, Princeton Police arrested over two dozen suspected drug offenders.
A board sitting in the detectives' offices is lined with the faces of suspects detectives have been tracking for months, all of them suspected of taking part in meth-related crimes, including dealing, making the drug and buying more psuedoephedrine than is legally allowed.
Thursday, Detective Mike Hurt says many of them were led into the courthouse in handcuffs to face charges. Several of them were charged with dealing too close to areas with children present, like parks. Hurt says, doing that poses extra threats.
"AA lot of people that are dealing or using will just discard their needles, they're dirty and disgusting and they'll throw them about anywhere."
Kara and Sarah Kelly bring their kids to the park every week. They say their children's safety is everything and the sheer number of arrests is a concern.
Hurt says they are still looking for eight additional people with outstanding warrants, but will continue to fight to keep those drugs out of the community.
Detective Hurt says around half of the homes where they made arrests had children staying there.