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St. Joseph and Elkhart County Prosecutors: 20 arrested in drug bust


The prosecutors of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties held a press conference Tuesday morning detailing the synthetic drug raids in Northern Indiana yesterday. Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill called synthetic drugs “one of the worst trends in recent years.” He said that Monday afternoon's raids were just the beginning of future action.

Elkhart Police led the efforts with 45 police officers. Indiana State Police, DEA, Elkhart County Sheriff, and St. Joseph County PD were also involved. Eleven were arrested in Elkhart County and four operations were seized in Elkhart County, along with ten bank accounts, two vehicles, weapons and 1400 packets of the synthetic drug substance.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office was also involved. Seven search warrants were executed in St. Joseph County. Prosecutor Michael Dvorak stated that 1000 packets of synthetic drugs, $42,000 cash, marijuana, and prescription drugs were seized. The prosecutor stated that 9 people were arrested in St. Joseph County.

There are currently dozens of forms of the substance. Prosecutors are working with the State Pharmacy Board to ensure that new synthetic mixtures are made illegal throughout the year when the state legislature is not in session.

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