WARSAW — A man selling up to 10 ounces of heroin and 10 ounces of methamphetamine a week and a member of a gang has been arrested and booked in the Kosciusko County Jail.
Andru Boyd Hicks, 42, 609 Short St., Nappanee, is facing charges of dealing in a narcotic drug, more than 10 grams, a level 2 felony; possession of a narcotic drug, a level 4 felony, possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; and criminal gang activity, also a level 6 felony.
The investigation, by Warsaw Police, began on Sept. 25, when Hicks sold an individual less than 1 gram of heroin at a cost of $130. The deal took place outside a Warsaw business. A traffic stop of Hick’s vehicle was made shortly after the purchase. Hicks admitted to police he had just sold heroin and told police he had the money in his back pocket. Hicks also told police he was selling up to 10 ounces of heroin and 10 ounces of methamphetamine, a week and had been selling heroin and meth for approximately two months. Hicks admitted to police he was a member of the gangster disciples gang.
Hicks was additionally observed receiving a zipper pouch containing a brownish substance. Police took possession of the substance that field tested positive for heroin. The substance weighed 24.5 tenths grams. Police also took possession of a white crystal substance, that field tested positive for methamphetamine, weighing 2.7 tenths grams. Hicks stated he was told the heroin was strong and making other people ill.
Hicks is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on $25,000 surety and $250 cash bond.