News and Tribune

February 26, 2014

New Albany police announce largest drug roundup in city's history

47 warrants issued; 38 suspects picked up in Wednesday raid

By CHRIS MORRIS
chris.morris@newsandtribune.com

NEW ALBANY — In what New Albany Police Chief Sherri Knight called the largest drug roundup in the city’s history, 47 warrants were issued, and 38 suspects were picked up in an early-morning raid Wednesday.

Those arrested face a variety of charges, from dealing marijuana, controlled substances and for being habitual offenders. As of Wednesday afternoon, 32 of the 38 arrested were being housed in the Floyd County Jail while the other six were picked up in other cities. Warrants were issued in “the city and beyond” according to Knight, including Louisville and Indianapolis.

The arrests come after a six-month investigation. Besides city police, others agencies involved included in the morning raid included U.S. Marshals, Floyd County Police, Indiana State Police and Indiana University Southeast police.

“We will continue to aggressively pursue those who commit crimes in our community,” Knight said.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson echoed those comments, saying there will be a price to pay for those individuals who deal drugs in New Albany and Floyd County.

“People who come in to our community and deal drugs will be sent to prison,” Henderson said. “We will continue to take the fight to the streets.”

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