Indiana State Police arrested Hannah Danneberger and Michael Oldfield on felony drug charges after a traffic stop on I-70 near the 44 mile marker revealed 12 ounces of meth in the car along with a firearm that was in possession of a felon.
Police are seeing these arrests more and more and are taking action to fight back against the war on drugs.
Between state and local police, law enforcement agencies in the Valley cannot go an entire 24 hours without making some kind of drug related arrest.
They are recognizing the increasing issue and are upping their resources to fight back.
In the last few months our crews were on the scene as Indiana State Police uncovered the largest drug bust in the department’s history.
But officials say though the opioid epidemic is increasing they are seeing an increase in all drug usage.
With I-70 being a highly traveled interstate for cross country travel Indiana State Police officers have allocated a special team whose sole focus is getting drugs off the street.
“We are just seeing a large increse in all drug activity as of last month we just had a traffic stop where we had over 6 pounds of heroine that was taken off of the interstate as well. So it is just that Indiana State Police is alloting more man power to this situation and we are having great success at this time because the troopers are out working hard,” says Indiana State Police Sargent Matt Ames.
The Indiana State Police have been partnering with local agencies to make these arrests and increase strategies they can use to recognize drugs and those trying to transport them.