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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Search warrant leads to drug and weapon arrest

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard           

  January 9th, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (765) 807-1223


Search warrant leads to dealing arrest

On January 9th, 2019 at 1:36am officers from the Lafayette Police Department investigated an anonymous tip that illegal drug activity was taking place at 923 N 9th St, Lafayette, IN.  During the course of the investigation, officers were able to stop subjects leaving the residence, and were able to determine that illegal activity was in fact taking place inside. 

A search warrant for the residence was issued.  During the search, Garry Boze Jr (47) was located inside, and it was determined that he resided there.  A search of the residence turned up a significant quantity of illegal narcotics, cash, and a handgun. 

The following items were seized:

338 grams of spice

$3,559 in cash

9mm handgun

16 types of prescription drugs

Various paraphernalia


Garry Boze was arrested for the following charges:

Serious violent felon in possession of a handgun

Dealing in spice

Possession of spice

Possession of paraphernalia

Maintaining a common nuisance

Possession of a legend drug. 

Boze was arrested without incident and was transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail. 

The Lafayette Police Department thanks the community for their continued support by providing information about illegal activity taking place.  If you have information about illegal activity you can report it to the Lafayette Police Department, or anonymously through the WE-Tip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME. 


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



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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