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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Drug investigation results in multiple arrests

For Immediate Release:   

      Sept 6th, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Contact:  Sgt AJ Mellady

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (765) 807-1200


Multiple arrests made after drug investigation

                On September 5th, the Lafayette Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted a narcotics investigation in the 900 block of N 8th St.  Officers received several community complaints in regards to drug activity taking place at a residence at this location.  During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the residence.  Officers located and seized 11.76 grams of methamphetamine, 2.71 grams of cocaine, and one handgun.

                Officers arrested seven people as a result of the investigation.  Brian Phillips (48) and Rhonda Head (44) were arrested for possession and dealing of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia.  Adam Martin (26) was arrested for possession and dealing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and visiting a common nuisance.  Anthony Wooten (38) was arrested for maintaining a common nuisance, possession of cocaine, and possession of paraphernalia.  Ryan Cunningham (26) and Dakota Thompson (21) were arrested for visiting a common nuisance.  Zachary Ireland (35) was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of cocaine.

                The Lafayette Police Department would like to thank all concerned citizens who report suspicious activity in the city and recognize the invaluable community partnerships needed to keep our city safe.

The Lafayette Police Department asks that anyone with any further information about this investigation please contact the Lafayette Police Department or call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78 Crime.

Sgt AJ Mellady

Street Crimes Unit

Lafayette Police Department

The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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