120 People Arrested In Biggest Drug Bust Ever In Johnson County
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. -- 120 people arrested in the biggest drug bust in the history of Johnson County.
Prosecutor Bradley Cooper said over 200 officers from over a dozen law enforcement agencies, both within and outside the county, started raiding several locations throughout the county as early as 6:00 in the morning.
Among the drugs seized in the investigation that has been going on for the last year: methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.
"Last time we were here we arrested 63 people," Cooper said of the investigation. "We said if you are going to deal drugs in Johnson County, law enforcement here is going to go after you, find you and arrest you."
Cooper said a majority of the arrests had to do with dealing and possessing meth, pointing out that many of those arrested look older than they actually are in their mug shots because of meth use.
"I have already gotten phone calls from residents in Franklin," said Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox. "They were thanking us for getting some of these drug dealers out of their neighborhood."
Cox said an unfortunate reality they are facing is that many of the people arrested had dealt drugs without actually knowing what was in the drugs they were selling.
"I heard a comment earlier that one of these drug dealers liked to call the people he had sold too, asking them if they liked the product," Cox said. "The sad part there may be some people who didn't answer the phone because they didn't wake up. That's why it's important to get these drug dealers off the streets."
Cooper said in total the 120 people arrested face 135 counts for dealing meth, 24 counts of dealing heroin, and 8 counts of dealing cocaine.