Heroin ring busted following 8-month investigation

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - There was a large heroin bust in St. Joseph and Marion Counties.

Police said it was following an eight-month investigation that stemmed from a drug sale in Indianapolis in August of 2011.

Five men have been arrested and a sixth is still on the run in connection with the heroin bust.

Police said they recovered more than 10 pounds of powder heroin.

Police said the suspected ring leader Curtis Lee III of South Bend was using his trucking company as a way to transport the drugs across state lines.

The sting happened on the night of Tuesday, April 10th, when police said Lee received the heroin delivery from Johanney Quintana of Stickney, Illinois.

This happened in the parking lot of the Speedway gas station at Brick Road and US 31 Bypass.

Police raided five locations in St. Joseph County in connection to drug bust.

This included Lee’s home, his in-law’s home which doubled as his business’ address, two storage units, and the home of suspected co-conspirator, Jerome Boyd of South Bend. Boyd was also arrested.

Police said they recovered $434,550 in cash, two handguns, and several luxury cars.

Police said this was the largest heroin bust in recent history.

Police also arrested Darnell Beverly of Indianapolis and Nash Garrett of Bloomington in connection with the drug bust.

Police are still looking for a sixth suspect Dlon Edwards.

All are facing charges out of Marion County.

If you have any information you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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