Police in Kokomo, Indiana continued to crack down on illegal drugs, taking 45 people into custody in the second wave of mass arrests. Authorities confiscated close to 1000 grams of methamphetamine, 5000 grams of marijuana, 20 grams of heroin, and 300 pills. They also recovered over 200 syringes, digital scales, and multiple guns.
The suspects face a laundry list of felony charges, mostly relating to the distribution of methamphetamine. Six of the suspects were charged with neglect of a dependent because children were in the presence of illegal drug use. Those children were removed from their homes and placed into foster care.
Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann said that police will continue to investigate and that more arrests are likely as the crackdown continues.
“Operation Law and Order Part 2 is an ongoing investigation and more arrests are expected. Like the federal investigation, this operation involved primarily methamphetamine dealers. Methamphetamine use is an ongoing problem in the community as many addicts try to avoid the withdrawals from heroin by using methamphetamine.”
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