Johnson County drug roundup nets 23 arrests, 11 still at large - Daily Journal (2024)

Johnson County law enforcement, with assistance from Marion County, made 23 drug arrests during a roundup that took place Wednesday.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office along with police in Edinburgh, Franklin and Greenwood executed 21 warrants for people who had allegedly committed drug crimes in the county. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office served seven warrants for Indianapolis residents wanted in connection to drug crimes in Johnson County.

These warrants are the direct result of the ongoing investigative efforts of the sheriff’s office, and Franklin and Greenwood police departments. This team is dedicated to tackling the issues of illegal narcotics in and around Johnson County, Sheriff Duane Burgess said in a press release.

The Johnson County Joint Tactical Team conducted the roundup starting early Wednesday morning and into the early afternoon. The enforcement efforts are made possible both by collaboration between law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office, Burgess said.

“The strong working relationship with Johnson County Prosecutor Lance Hamner and his team at the prosecutor’s office ensures our undercover officers are successful in their day-to-day operations. They have been an integral part of achieving these goals in Johnson County and assisting with the arrest operation today,” he said.

A total 34 people were wanted during the roundup, but 11 people still remain at large as of Wednesday afternoon. Two additional arrests were made after police identified additional drug crimes during the course of the roundup.

The following people were arrested:

  • Donald G. Dowden, 49, Edinburgh, two counts of dealing methamphetamine as level 4 felony, possession of meth as a level 6 felony.
  • Kyle A. D. Austin 23, Franklin, was arrested for dealing a controlled substance as a level 4 felony, two counts of dealing meth as a level 4 felony, and possession of marijuana with a prior as a level 6 felony.
  • Susan F. Leroux, 49, Edinburgh, was arrested for dealing meth as a level 2 felony and dealing in meth as a level 4 felony.
  • Summer Doran 38, Indianapolis, was arrested for two counts of dealing meth as a level 2 felony.
  • John L. Wade, 45, Indianapolis, was arrested for dealing in meth.
  • Gretchen Rhode, 42, Greenwood, was arrested for dealing a controlled substance as a level 2 felony.
  • Maya Bruno, 19, Camby, was arrested for two counts of dealing in meth a level 4 felony.
  • Kristina L. Kinser 46, Greenwood, was arrested on two counts of dealing meth as a level 4 felony.
  • Billy J. Buchanan, 27, Indianapolis, was arrested on two counts of dealing in meth a level 2 felony, and one count each of dealing narcotics as a level 3 felony, and dealing narcotics as a level 4 felony.
  • Shelby R. Abner, 29, Indianapolis, was arrested for dealing in methamphetamine as a level 2 felony and dealing narcotics as a level 5 felony.
  • Coy A. Miller 24, Edinburgh, was arrested for dealing meth as a level 4 felony.
  • Dennis M. Jones, 68, Columbus, was arrested for dealing methamphetamine as a level 3 felony.
  • Harry “Pete” Stevenson, 37, Franklin, was arrested for dealing meth as a level 3 felony and conversion, as a misdemeanor.
  • Kevin “Bucky” M. Morris, 23, Edinburgh, was arrested for dealing in meth as a level 3 felony and dealing marijuana as a misdemeanor.
  • Anthony M. Sewell, 45, Shelbyville, was arrested on two counts of dealing in meth as a level 5 felony, and additional charges of visiting common nuisance and possession charges for meth, a syringe, and paraphernalia.
  • Jason E. Litson, 47, homeless was arrested for dealing meth as a level 4 felony.
  • Mason E. Hernandez, 23, Greenwood. was arrested for dealing a controlled substance as a level 5 felony, two counts of dealing in hash oil as a level 6 felony, and two counts of dealing marijuana as a misdemeanor.
  • Aaleia M. McIntosh, 20, Indianapolis, was arrested for dealing narcotics as a level 5 felony and two counts of dealing Marijuana as a misdemeanor.
  • Joshua Steven Brown, 46, Butlerville, was arrested for dealing meth as a level 2 felony.
  • LaDarrion D. L. Moore, 23, Franklin, was arrested for dealing narcotics as a level 3, a level 4, and level 5 felony, as well as dealing marijuana as a misdemeanor.
  • Daiquis M. Coram, 23, Clifford, was arrested for dealing meth as a level 4 felony, dealing narcotics as a level 5 felony, and dealing a lookalike narcotic as a level 6 felony.
  • Danielle R. Giles, 24, Franklin, was arrested for dealing meth as a level 4 felony and dealing narcotics as a level 5 felony.
  • Corey L. Gilbert, 36, Indianapolis, was arrested for dealing meth as a level 2 felony.

The following people are still wanted on warrants:

  • Casey A. Evans, 40, Edinburgh, is wanted for dealing in meth as a level 4 felony.
  • Cassi J. Hendershot, 38, Nashville, is wanted for two counts of dealing meth as a level 2 felony and two counts of dealing a controlled substance as a level 5 felony.
  • Ashaun M. Miller, 26, Indianapolis, is wanted for dealing meth as a level 4 felony.
  • Matthew W. Snyder, 43, Dunkirk, is wanted for two counts of dealing meth as a level 2 felony.
  • William S. Washington, 26, Indianapolis, is wanted for dealing narcotics as a level 4 felony and a level 5 felony.
  • Brian S. Stewart, 47, Franklin, is wanted for dealing meth as a level 2 felony, resisting law enforcement as a level 6 felony, habitual traffic violator as a level 6 felony, possession of a syringe as a level 6 felony, and possession of marijuana as a misdemeanor.
  • Timothy B. Ridge, 44, Franklin, is wanted for dealing meth as a level 3 felony and a level 5 felony.
  • Johnathan D. L. Clark, 34, Austin, is wanted for dealing meth as a level 2 felony and dealing a lookalike drug as a level 6 felony.
  • Anna M. Bottoms. 36, Columbus, is wanted for dealing a lookalike drug as a level 5 felony.
  • Danny L. Silver, 48, Franklin, is wanted for dealing meth as a level 5 felony.
  • Brandon L. Perry, 25, Indianapolis, is wanted for dealing narcotics as a level 4 felony.

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The following additional arrests were made:

  • Vanessa Volk, 44, Franklin, was arrested for possession of meth as a level 6 felony, visiting a common nuisance as a misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia as a misdemeanor.
  • Brian Michael Nelson, 56, Franklin, was arrested for maintaining a common nuisance a level 6 felony, possession of meth as a level 6 felony, and possession of paraphernalia as a misdemeanor.

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