VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Police served 14 warrants successfully today in a drug sweep that started early this morning.
Almost 50 officers from several departments met in a parking lot in northern Vigo County before sunrise. They left a few at a time in search of suspects with drug related crimes.
"We care about this. Drugs are still a problem," said Sgt. Curt Durnil, Indiana State Police. "They're still illegal, and they still bring all kinds of violence and things to folks lives and we want to help clean that up."
For six months Indiana State Police worked alongside the Vermillion County Sheriff's Department to secure these arrests. It's joint effort that proves helpful often.
But it doesn't just work between departments.
"We cannot work alone. The police departments need the help of the citizens of the state of Indiana. We can't get it all," Durnil said.
A number of these arrests had a common theme. That theme, a drug we don't hear about often - cocaine.
But it's not a theme that resonates nationally. Cocaine drug use is down according to the national institute on drug abuse.
At least five of today's arrests were connected to dealing in cocaine.
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An assault leaves one man seriously injured.
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Local Marines helped spread some holiday cheer today.
Terre Haute Police filed citations against one Terre Haute towing business earlier this year. Andrews Towing and investigators were in city court Friday morning for the first time.
Seven new Indiana Conservation Officers officially joined the DNR Division of Law Enforcement during graduation ceremonies Friday at the Indiana Government Center South.