The Fishers Police Department has recently conducted a risk assessment that revealed a direct correlation between the most common crimes, occurring within the city, and illegal drug activity. Taking this information the police department implemented an aggressive response to detecting and deterring illegal drug activity in and around the city.
On Thursday, July 16th the Fishers Police Department initiated a large scale multi-agency narcotics investigation. This investigation began after a Fishers police officer stopped a silver 2007 GMC Yukon, for an equipment violation, in the area of 96th Street and North by Northeast Boulevard. During the traffic stop officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the GMC. Fishers police K-9 Harlej was deployed for a vehicle sniff. K-9 Harlej indicated the smell of an illegal drug coming from within the GMC. During a search of the vehicle, officers located marijuana, cash, and items used to sell and distribute illegal drugs. The driver and his female passenger were both arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail without incident.
Further investigation led officers and detectives to a hotel room at the Residence Inn, located at 9765 Crosspoint Boulevard in Fishers. Officers executed a search warrant and located additional illegal drugs, cash, and one firearm. Information located inside the hotel room led officers to a storage unit at Never Enough Storage located at 10309 E. 56th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Officers executed a search warrant of a storage unit and located a large amount of marijuana and cash. In total officers located approximately 100 pounds of marijuana, approximately $330,000 in cash, additional narcotics and prescription drugs, as well as three firearms. This is an on-going investigation and additional charges may be filed in the future.