PLYMOUTH — Marshall County UNIT Officers ended numerous lengthy investigations and coordinated a multi-agency operation resulting in the apprehension of 20 individuals in and around Marshall County for drug offenses.
The warrant sweep occurred Monday, July 20, and continued into Tuesday, July 21.
The sweep was lead by UNIT officers, assisted by Indiana State Police SWAT Team, Indiana State Police, Plymouth Police, Marshall County Police, Argos Police and Bourbon Police The cooperative operation resulted in the seizure of over 280 grams of methamphetamine, over 9 pounds of marijuana, 9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 3.2 grams of heroin and LSD.
Officers also confiscated three firearms and seized three vehicles and over $7,000 in cash.
On Monday, UNIT officers assisted by the ISP SWAT Team, ISP officer, Plymouth and Marshall County officers executed a search warrant in the 300-block of Lemler Lane, Plymouth. Five people were arrested out of the residence after authorities found a significant amount of methamphetamine in the home. Officers also found suspected heroin and numerous types of paraphernalia and other evidence of dealing.
Charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony, with a $50,000 cash bond each were:
- James Bailey, 56, Plymouth
- Matthew Hensley, 33, Plymouth
- Richard Hopkins Sr., 60, Plymouth
Arrested for possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance, with a $3,000 cash bond were:
- Richard Hopkins Jr., 32, Plymouth
- Bonnie Agee, 37, Plymouth.
Bourbon Police assisted by UNIT Officers and ISP simultaneously executed a search warrant for a home in the 100-block of Liberty Avenue in Bourbon. There, officers found a significant amount of methamphetamine as well as cultivated marijuana, paraphernalia and more evidence of dealing.
Charged with dealing in meth, a level 2 felony, and held on a $28,000 cash bond, was:
- Jason Irwin, 37, Bourbon.
Charged with dealing in meth, a level 4 felony, and held on a $20,000 cash bond was:
- Candice Irwin, 35, Bourbon
Bourbon Police then found and arrested Christopher Hawkins, no age or town listed, who faces a charge of dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony, from a UNIT investigation.
Later that day, Marshall County police, assisted by UNIT Officers, went to a home in the 7000-block of 8B Road and arrested Justice Warren, 23, Plymouth, for an outstanding dealing in marijuana warrant from a UNIT case. Officers found Warren at the residence and found over 9 pounds of marijuana/marijuana edibles and numerous forms of paraphernalia. They seized cash and two firearms from the home as well. Warren is currently lodged at the Marshall County Jail for dealing in marijuana.
UNIT Officers, assisted by Plymouth Police, then found and arrested Daniel Henderson, 38, and Breenna Henderson, 26, both of Plymouth for outstanding warrants accusing them of dealing in a controlled substance. Daniel Henderson is currently being held on a $20,000 cash bond. Breenna Henderson is being held on a $3,000 cash bond.
UNIT Officers, assisted by the ISP SWAT Team, Marshall County and Plymouth police executed a search warrant Tuesday at a room at the Economy Inn in Plymouth. A significant amount of methamphetamine was found in the room and a vehicle belonging to suspects in the investigation.
Dennis Salyer, 61, Knox and Hiram Noble, 63, Plymouth, were both arrested for dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony, and are being held on a $50,000 cash bond.
Also Tuesday, officers executed a search warrant Tuesday in the 500-block of North Michigan Street in Argos. During the search, officers found meth, marijuana, suspected psilocybin mushrooms and numerous forms of paraphernalia and other evidence of dealing.
Officers arrested Andrew Kirby, 44 and Stephanie Risher-Valdez, 43, both of Argos for dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony. They both have $50,000 cash bonds.
UNIT Officers also found Destiny Hossler, 25, Mishawaka. She is facing a charge of dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony, and is being held at the Marshall County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.
Mathew Keller-Lowry was also served with a level 4 dealing in methamphetamine warrant at the Marshall County Jail. He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.
Three other suspects are being held in surrounding counties on high-level felonies from UNIT investigations.