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Nearly Two Dozen Arrested In Drug Raids In Grant County

23 people are in jail facing several drug and weapons charges, after undercover officers were able to buy drugs from the suspects

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. -- Nearly two dozen people are in jail after a drug bust in Grant County. 

Undercover officers were able to purchase drugs from some of the suspects, and after six months of investigating, state police with help from other local officers search several homes across Grant County where they found crack cocaine, marijuana, and heroin.

In all, 23 people were arrested in the raids. Most of them from Marion. 

Officers also found numerous stolen guns with the serial numbers scratched off. Those arrested face anything from drug and weapons charges, to neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance.  

List of those arrested: 

  • Lynette Sardin, 28, Marion, visiting common nuisance
  • Artez Drake, 24, Marion, possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance
  • Laddie Ann Drake, 27, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
  • Calvin Bush, 19, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
  • Dezmond McCreary, 20, Marion, visiting a common nuisance
  • Leroy Sherman, 60, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
  • Tocarra Jones, 36, Marion, possession  of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, conspiracy to deal a narcotic
  • Deonte Jackson, 35, Marion, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance
  • Johnnie Jackson II, 33, Marion, two counts for conspiracy to deal a narcotic
  • Natasha Amburgey, 32, Marion, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance
  • Nishae Foard, 28, Marion, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance
  • David Brown, 51, Marion, dealing a narcotic
  •  Rebecca Jones, 61, Marion, conspiracy to deal a narcotic drug
  • Trayvon Jones, 19, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
  • Jasmine White, 26, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance
  • Dorail Valentine, 32, Chicago, IL, dealing a narcotic drug, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of marijuana
  • Tyanna Jackson, 29, Marion, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and neglect of a dependent
  • Arthur Drake Jr, 26, Marion, conspiracy to deal a narcotic drug
  • Austin Reno, 19, Jonesboro, IN, conspiracy to deal a narcotic drug
  • Marcus Boyland, 32, Marion, conspiracy to deal a narcotic drug
  • Williams Dils, 19, Marion, possession of marijuana
  • Cory Miller, 24, two counts for conspiracy to deal marijuana
  • Steven Broomfield, 44, conspiracy to deal a narcotic  

(PHOTO:  Drug Bust_Thinkstock_Karnchana Thammalee)

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