17 arrested in drug bust after 9 month drug investigation in Princeton

17 arrested in drug bust after 9 month drug investigation in Princeton

Princeton, Ind. (WFIE) - Princeton Police say nearly a pound of meth, five guns, and $10K in cash is off the streets after several drug arrests.

Police say they were able to get 23 arrest warrants in connection with a nine month long meth drug trafficking investigation.

Authorities told us that 17 suspects are now in jail, but they’re still working to track down the others.

They worked with ISP, the DEA Task Force, and the Gibson County Prosecutor’s Office to serve the warrants.

During the round-up, police say they found the drugs, weapons, and cash.

Police Chief of Police Derick McGraw says those arrested are some of the main culprits behind meth being brought in and distributed in the area.

“It’s like whack-a-mole," Chief McGraw said. "As soon as you knock one out ten more pop up so it’s a never-ending cycle for us.”

Police say Clay Boyer, Bradley Turner, Christopher Vore, Brian Lasley, Adam Staat, Michael French, Steven Alldredge, Kimual Stevens, Stephen Johnson, and Jeffrey Burkhart were all arrested.

They say Eric Oliver, Daniel Freeman, Trenton Besing, and Erin Lance were already in custody in Gibson County.

Police say Roberta Eaton was taken into custody in Illinois, and Amanda Stewart was already in the Richland Co., Illinois jail.

Here is a slideshow of those arrested:

They say they are still looking for George Hartley, Ryan Bennett, Clifton Teeters, Kurt Bredemeier, John Johnson, Jacqueline Lloyd, and Matthew Pedigo.

Chief McGraw says the department is now working with the DEA which will help them tackle the meth problem better than before.

Anyone with information should call Princeton Police.

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