Police arrest 4 people, confiscate drugs and cash from south side home

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan police arrested four people after serving a warrant at a south side home last week.

IMPD Southeast Vice/Narcotics Flex teams obtained the warrant for a home in the 3800 block of Brickenwood Terrace on Thursday, Nov. 4, in connection with a drug case. They were looking for Nathan Washington, 33, who was suspected of dealing heroin.

Detectives had used covert techniques to buy heroin from Washington, IMPD said.

4 Fast Facts

  • Police arrest four people after executing search warrant at south side home
  • SWAT involved in operation because of potential for armed suspect
  • Police confiscated heroin, marijuana, cash and guns from home
  • Two people tried to evade capture before they were apprehended

IMPD SWAT was called to execute the warrant because Washington was considered a serious violent felon who may be armed. SWAT entered the home; Washington and his girlfriend tried unsuccessfully to evade capture.

A search of the home turned up heroin, marijuana, more than $2,400 in cash, ammunition and gun parts, IMPD said.

Police took Washington into custody on charges of dealing narcotics, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon, dealing marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

Lavern Johnson, 30, faces preliminary charges of possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, dealing in marijuana, neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance.

IMPD also arrested Doronata Washington, 30, and Derrick Young, 32, on charges of visiting a common nuisance.