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SPRINGPORT, IN - Those marijuana fields in eastern Indiana continue to be mowed down by the efforts of the Indiana State Police.
On Tuesday, the ISP, armed with a warrant, went a a house at 7187 N. County Road 200W after suspecting marijuana plants were growing there. More than 45 plants were found with a value of more than $50,000 with some growing over 10 feet tall.
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MUNCIE, IN - The drought has not impacted growing marijuana in a backyard although the Indiana State Police found and harvested a couple local crops this week.
State troopers served a search warrant Wednesday on a house in the 700 block of West Berkley Avenue and found 31 large marijuana plants as high as eight feet tall there. The man of the house, Robert W. Spears, 35, was initially charged with felony marijuana growing and keeping a common nuisance.
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NEW CASTLE, IN - A gang of convicted felons got caught on Friday running a methamphetamine lab out of a rural Henry County home by Indiana State Police.
One of primary suspects, Jay E. Johnson, 39, has several convictions, including a felony robbery resulting in serious bodily injury more than a decade ago. He was released from prison, committed some more crimes, according to court records, and now faces a felony charge of manufacturing meth.
MUNCIE, IN - Muncie City Court Judge Dianne Bennington is hot on the trail of another scandal, this time in the court she oversees at Muncie City Hall.
It seems some criminals who paid their fines and court costs did not get credit for their dues, and that triggered the judge to call her friends at the Indiana State Police to investigate.
RICHMOND, IN - Justin M. McNamara found it no joke after he allegedly tried to sell pills and marijuana cigarettes to an Indiana State Police trooper this week.
Trooper Nate Razor was walking across the street in south Richmond when he was approached by McNamara who asked him whether he wanted to buy any drugs. The suspect said his girlfriend just kicked him out of the house. When he tried to sell Razor the drugs, Razor told him who he was and took McNamara into custody.
MUNCIE, IN - Methamphetamine continues to be a growing problem in Indiana with more labs and more people arrested according to the Indiana State Police.
In eastern Indiana alone, there were 101 meth labs found and destroyed last year, compared to only 26 in 2010. That was with extra counties added to the Pendleton ISP district after Redkey closed last year. Statewide, there were 1,437 meth labors found, compared to 1,395 the year before and 803 in 2006.
DELAWARE COUNTY, IN - Indiana State Police arrested a Muncie woman Friday night after she fled from a trooper.
Trooper Eric Patterson (Pendleton District) was patrolling State Road 32 near Country Club Road (300 East) in Delaware County, and attempted to stop a the driver of a 2006 Chrysler Sebring for speeding 72 miles-per hour in a 55 mile-per hour zone.
PLAINFIELD, IN - Aug. 21, 2010 is the date for the Annual Family Bicycle Ride known as Gary's Ride. This annual event is held on the grounds of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, located at 5402 Sugar Grove Road, Plainfield, Indiana. In addition to the multiple distance bicycle course opportunities there will also be a public safety equipment display that will interest all ages.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and Indiana State Police (ISP) remind all Hoosiers to remember basic health and safety tips to ensure everyone enjoys their time at the local county fair and the many other local festivals and carnivals part of Indiana summertime tradition.
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JENNINGS COUNTY, IN - On Thursday, May 20 Indiana State Police responded to a report of a domestic violence situation in the 7000 block of CR 600N in Jennings County. When officers arrived on the scene they were met by several agitated and armed family members. The victim was transported to Jennings County Hospital suffering from chest pains but was later released and taken to a domestic violence shelter. Officers completed the on-scene investigation and a report was filed with the Jennings County Prosecutor's office.