“Ice” Hits Indiana; “Polydrug Dealers” Suspected


Greenwood, In., police have seized $300,000 worth of methamphetamine in a bust involving the highly addictive and often-imported variety “ice,” the Indianapolis Star reports. Police say ice, often three times as pure and expensive as its Indiana-made counterpart, typically travels a route that begins in Mexico. “They jam our borders with up to a dozen semis at a time, and they know that every one of them can’t be checked,” said Matt Fillenwarth of the Greenwood police. “If four trucks are found loaded with drugs, that means eight more got through.”

Greenwood Police Chief Joe Pitcher said, “Finding this substance here is telling us the local meth flow is drying up and the users are seeking a foreign source, and we know it is from Mexico.” Fillenwarth said, “That’s the most ice I’ve ever seen in one arrest.” The network police suspect the two men belong to is predominantly Hispanic. Authorities suspect members of that network to be “polydrug dealers,” because they work in professional labs where they turn out not only ice, but also marijuana, cocaine, and black-tar heroin.

Link: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061024/LOCAL/610240424

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