Officers Find Young Kids in Home With Cocaine, Fentanyl
INDIANAPOLIS -- North district narcotics detectives seized suspected cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl – along with $14,000 in cash – from an alleged drug-dealing operation at a northeast side house Thursday afternoon.
IMPD officers, assisted by Indiana State Police SWAT and ATF Achilles Task Force members, executed a search warrant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 5700 block of East 33rd Street.
On the property, police found three juveniles – ages 4, 7 and 8 – and six adults, including the target of the search warrant, 29-year-old Jonathon Orlando White.
In a preliminary probable cause affidavit filed Friday, police say a subsequent search of the property turned up evidence of drug dealing activity, including digital scales covered in suspected fentanyl residue, Mason jars full of marijuana and plastic baggies filled with suspected fentanyl and cocaine.
In all, police recorded seizing 200 grams of cocaine, 65 grams of fentanyl and 25 grams of crack cocaine. The cocaine alone could carry a street value from $13,000 to $22,500.
Police also seized four guns, nearly 1,000 rounds of ammo and $14,700 in cash.
All six adults were taken into custody on various charges. Jonathon White and another man, 26-year-old Barry Lavell Love, face the most serious charges of dealing and possession of cocaine.
According to the affidavit, Love has prior convictions for carrying a handgun without a license in Hamilton and Marion counties, and is currently facing unrelated charges of dealing and possession of cocaine in Newton County.
Court records show White has pending charges in Marion County for carrying a handgun without a license and possession of marijuana.
As of Friday afternoon, all six suspects were being held at the Marion County Jail while awaiting an initial hearing.
(Photo by Indy Metro Police.)