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IMPD/ISP Announce Drug Trafficking Arrests

1/13/2014


Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter (at podium) and IMPD Chief Rick Hite (WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)

IMPD and Indiana State Police say they've busted more than 40 suspects as part of what they're calling, "Operation Family Ties."

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They say the suspects were involved in an alleged drug trafficking operation for years on the city's northside. Authorities seized more than six kilos of cocaine, some marijuana, nine firearms, two of which they say were stolen, about $200,000 in cash and six vehicles. Chief Rick Hite says the arrests show that authorities won't tolerate crime in the city and those convicted will serve 75% of their jail time.

Authorities say 36-year-old Wade Havvard served as "ringleader" of the operation. Those arrested range in age from 24 to 53 years of age. Many of the suspects were arrested following execution of a search warrant at 3832 Graceland Avenue.

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