On Saturday, February 6, 2016, The Scott County Sheriff’s Office took part in a DEA led operation in Indianapolis along with other agencies in the Indianapolis area. This was a part of Operation “Dire Straits” which resulted in 10 people being federally indicted in connection with trafficking controlled substances and methamphetamine.
During Saturday’s operation, authorities seized over five pounds of methamphetamine and a substantial amount of US Currency. During the operation, it was learned that the methamphetamine seized was trafficked to the Indianapolis area from the Southwestern United States Border.
Sheriff Dan McClain states that the methamphetamine seized is directly tied to Scott County, Indiana. Sheriff McClain advises that the value of the methamphetamine is in excess of $200,000 if sold at the street level.
Saturday's operation resulted in three additional arrests. Those three will now join the 10 others that are currently being held in federal custody.
Sheriff McClain advises that the operations will continue and that his agency will continue to work with the local, state, and federal authorities to combat low level, mid level, and high level drug dealing.
Sheriff McClain states that this should be a warning that we will not stop with just those dealing drugs inside of Scott County. Sheriff McClain further states that if you are supplying someone so that they can deal drugs in Scott County, we will be knocking on door as well.
Sheriff McClain encourages the citizens of Scott County to report any suspicious activity, including drug activity, to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff McClain reminds the citizens that the Sheriff’s Office maintains several options for reporting criminal activity anonymously including the department’s website, Facebook page, and a tip line.
Tip Line: 812-752-7898