Fort Wayne police search for accused heroin dealer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The FBI has been searching for a man accused of being a supplier-level heroin dealer since August.

Javier Orozco, 28, is wanted for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin, according to the Fort Wayne Office of the FBI.

In August, police busted a major cocaine, meth and heroin ring that circulated drugs in three different states — including the majority of northern Indiana. Seventeen people were arrested during the busts.

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Orozco was indicted during the busts, but he hasn’t been arrested. Police believe he is still in the Fort Wayne area.

The FBI is offering a reward for information about his whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call 260-426-5335 or 260-427-1203.

The investigation began in January 2015 when officers began to make controlled purchases. During the course of the investigation, police served 20 federal search warrants and found $600,000 in cash, 11 kilograms of cocaine, 13 vehicles, 13 firearms, marijuana, more than 100 grams of heroin and more than 50 grams of meth.

Eighteen of the search warrants were executed in Fort Wayne, while only one home in South Bend and a home in Elkhart were searched.

Then people arrested in the bust weren’t just street level dealers — the drug ring trafficked at least $30,000 to $45,000 worth of drugs at a time.

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