“Operation Blue Thunder” nabs dozens on drug charges

(Photo Supplied/Indiana State Police)

WABASH COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A massive team-up between eight Indiana police departments made some headway in the war on drugs late last week.

“Operation Blue Thunder” involved officers from the Indiana State Police, Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, Miami County Sheriff’s Department, Logansport Police Department, the Peru Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department and the Rochester Police Department. The officers conducted saturation patrols on US 31 alongside a number of drug-sniffing dogs.

The goal was to catch and arrest those using Indiana roadways to transport and distribute illegal drugs.

June 22 through June 24, officers made 64 criminal arrests on 134 different drug related charges, eighteen of which were felonies. During the three days, officers found and seized cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, edible marijuana food and prescription medication during traffic stops on US 31.

“As the summer kicks off, we want to send a message that Indiana roads are closed to those who transport illegal drugs,” stated Indiana State Police Sergeant Daniel Prus, who organized and oversaw the patrols. “Indiana police officers will utilize all of the resources at their disposal to catch and arrest the few who transport illegal drugs.”

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