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Drug and prostitution raids at 3 Gary homes lead to drug spill, 12 arrests, 1 infant in custody

Gary, Ind. — At least 12 people were arrested, five illegal drugs and guns were seized, and a 1-year-old was held in custody Tuesday at three Gary homes on suspicion of a drug and prostitution ring. rice field. In protective custody, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

Five men and seven women were arrested at two 1000 Rutledge Street and one 2000 Ohio Street homes, lawmakers said. In total, 14 grams of fentanyl, 12 grams of cocaine, 2 grams of ketamine, 2 grams of marijuana, 1 gram of MDMA and 2 firearms were seized by the LCSD SWAT team executing the three house search warrants.

Tandika Jackson, 49 (left) and Arthur Boyd, 55 (right) (Courtesy LCSD)

Two men, Arthur Boyd and Tandika Jackson, are believed to have leadership roles in the alleged drug and prostitution ring, according to the LCSD. Boyd, 55, has been charged with hardened drug trafficking and drug trafficking in a vehicle and resisting law enforcement. Jackson, 49, has been charged with possession of cocaine, habitual nuisance and possession of marijuana/paraphernalia.

A 33-year-old pregnant woman with a one-year-old child was among the three arrested at one of two locations on the 1,000 block of Rutledge Street, police officials said.

The 1-year-old was placed in the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services, and the pregnant mother was taken to a local hospital for treatment of pregnancy-related medical problems. Her attorneys said she faces charges including enhanced cocaine possession.

Lawmakers said eight people were arrested at their home on 2000 Ohio Avenue and charged with a range of charges, from nuisance visits to cocaine possession.

No suspects were found in another house on the 1,000 block of Rutledge Street.

Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said he was “very proud of all the officers involved in today’s arrests.” “This is just one example of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department’s unwavering commitment to making communities safer throughout Gary and Lake,” County. “

https://wgntv.com/northwest-indiana/drug-and-prostitution-raids-at-3-gary-homes-yield-narcotics-12-arrests-and-one-baby-in-protective-custody/ Drug and prostitution raids at 3 Gary homes lead to drug spill, 12 arrests, 1 infant in custody

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