3 men allegedly dealing synthetic narcotics arrested
INDIANAPOLIS – An undercover operation led to the arrests of three subjects who authorities believe were dealing synthetic narcotics.
On Jan. 3, 2019 Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives began an undercover operation relating to synthetic overdoses in downtown Indianapolis.
Detectives with IMPD working undercover had gathered intelligence over a period of time, discovering dealers appearing to organize in an effort to evade police.
IMPD detectives say dealers had become transient due to a No-Trespassing-Order enforced in the American Legion Park in the downtown area in tandem with local and state authorities.
Detectives also uncovered dealers using commercial scooters as a means to increase mobility.
As a result of the undercover operation, three subjects who authorities believe were dealing synthetic narcotics were arrested.
Johnny Gilson, 47, had a warrant arrest and was charged for possession of a controlled substance.
Larry Spencer, 42, was arrested for obstruction of justice and possession of a controlled substance.
Akeem Montgomery, 32, was arrested for dealing in a controlled substance.
IMPD detectives also arrested five additional individuals with active warrants.