Dozens Arrested on Meth and Fentanyl Charges in Tri-State Drug Investigation

During the course of the investigation, authorities say that over 700 grams of fentanyl, 46 pounds of meth, 30 firearms, over $300,000, six vehicles, and a pill press were seized.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 11:06 AM
Updated: Dec 3, 2021 12:23 PM

Federal and local authorities held a news conference on Friday to provide the public with an update on an ongoing drug investigation.

We reported on Tuesday that 11 individuals had been taken into custody in the Tri-State area as part of a months-long drug investigation spanning from Indianapolis, to Evansville, to western Kentucky.

Officials hold press conference in Evansville Friday to share details on federal drug investigation

We now know that 29 individuals have been arrested and charged in connection to the investigation and that one individual is still at-large.

16 of the suspects listed by officials on Friday are from Evansville. The other individuals listed by authorities are from a variety of locations including Mt Vernon, Princeton, Owensboro, Henderson, Indianapolis, and even Florida.

Here's a list of all individuals charged in connection to the investigation:

Authorities said Friday that LC Walter Moore II was the suspect who was still at large. Anyone with information should contact the DEA Evansville office at 812-465-6457.

Authorities believe that 38-year-old Julian Green of Indianapolis was the leader of the drug trafficking organization based out of Indy, which was responsible for bringing large quantities of drugs into our area.

"This drug trafficking organization is charged with making a living peddling poison, including potentially-deadly fentanyl, into our communities," said Michael Gannon with the DEA. "They were responsible for distributing multi-pound quantities of methamphetamine and fentanyl in various cities throughout Indiana and western Kentucky, including Indianapolis, Evansville, Princeton, and Owensboro."

During the course of the investigation, authorities say that over 700 grams of fentanyl, 46 pounds of meth, 30 firearms, over $300,000, six vehicles, and a pill press were seized.

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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