Large Drug Distribution Network Busted in Evansville

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Published on September 16, 2020 -

Large Drug Distribution Network Busted in Evansville

11 people have been indicted by a grand jury in Evansville with Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of meth and fentanyl following an investigation where law enforcement recovered a large amount of illegal drugs and cash.

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Large Drug Distribution Network Busted in Evansville

The evansville vanderburgh county joint task force, revealed a mexican drug cartel has been dismantled right here in the tri-state 44new reporter marisa patwa is outside the federal building in evansville with more on the big bust good morning tommy and lauren.

Yes nine people have been arrested all over the country for their role in a drug trafficking operation which involved bringing large quantities of drugs from mexico to evansville.

This eighteenth month long investigation involved seven different drug enforcement agencies throughout the country.

Officials say cars, planes, and the postal service were used to transport methamphetamine , fentanyl and drug money to southern indiana during the investigation, one hundred and twenty three pounds of meth -- worth five.five million dollars -- were discovered, in addition to fourteen thousand dollars in cash.

Oxycodone pills and heroin were also found.

Those charged are slated to return to evansville to face charges which range from ten years to life in prison.

Two people are still wanted in connection to the drug ring and authorities believe they are in mexico.

Reporting in evansville marisa

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