April 1, 2015: The Scott County Sheriff’s Office seized a large quantity of BLACK TAR HEROIN and U.S. Currency during drug interdiction operations on Interstate 65 Wednesday morning.
Deputies Cheatham and Herald observed a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit and subsequently conducted a traffic stop on that vehicle which resulted in an investigation into illegal drugs.
During the investigation, the occupants were interviewed and probable cause was established, prompting Deputies to request the assistance of Deputy Mayer and Arina, the Department’s K-9.
The K-9 conducted an exterior free air sniff of the 2008 Range Rover which indicated the presence of narcotics within the vehicle. Deputies then searched that SUV and discovered approximately one (1) pound of BLACK TAR HEROIN and more than $41,000.00 in U.S. Currency hidden within the vehicle. The Black Tar Heroin that was seized has an estimated street value of or $150,000.00 or $350.00 per gram.
As a result of the investigation, three people were arrested and charges with crimes, including: Raymond K. Walker (28 from Chicago, Il.) – Dealing in Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Maintaining Common Nuisance and Possession of Paraphernalia. Joshua J. Moseley (28 from Chicago Il.) Dealing in Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Visiting a Common Nuisance and Possession of Paraphernalia and Miranda J. Morrison (24 from Minnesota) Dealing in Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Visiting a Common Nuisance and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Sheriff Mc Clain said that these arrests and drug seizure are very significant and part of the Sheriff’s Office ongoing response to stopping the flow of illegal drugs into Scott County. “We are going to be watching drug traffickers day and night to combat the illegal drug trade in Scott County” said Sheriff Mc Clain.
The three persons arrested are scheduled to appear in Scott Circuit Court on April 2, 2015, for an initial hearing.
James Vires and Travis Rutherford of the Scottsburg Police assisted during this investigation.
Black Tar Heroin: A form of heroin from Mexico that is dark, sticky, semisolid and difficult to ‘cut’—adulterate—because of its viscid nature. It is extremely potent—purity of up to 70%—and highly addictive
Heroin: A white, bitter, crystalline compound that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive narcotic