Fugitive arrested, at least $1 million seized in Johnson County drug bust

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GREENWOOD, Ind. (Feb. 3, 2015)-- A fugitive was arrested Tuesday in a multi-agency drug bust.

Officers lined up on balcony of Red Roof Inn during a drug bust Tuesday in Greenwood.

Officers lined up on balcony of Red Roof Inn during a drug bust Tuesday in Greenwood.

The arrest occurred at the Red Roof Inn on Main Street in Greenwood near I-65 Tuesday afternoon. Cars, multiple kilos of cocaine and at least $1 million in cash was seized. The amount of cash seized may increase as investigators continue to count it.

Dewayne L. Lewis, 40, was taken into custody during the raid, after police obtained a search warrant for room 211. Lewis is currently being held on a charge of dealing cocaine.

Dewayne Lewis

Dewayne Lewis

The Johnson County Prosecutor's office, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Marshal Service was involved in addition to other agencies. This investigation is ongoing.

Hotel guests CBS4 spoke with said it made for a frightening afternoon.

"I was taking some things up to my room, back and forth, and I asked the officer if I should maybe clear out. And he's like yeah, that might be a good idea," said Rich Dickerson, a witness.

Dickerson watched the raid go down from a White Castle next door.

"They got to the door, knocked on it, knocked it out, stormed in," he said, "It took a while, a lot of commotion, then the drug dogs came in, and they brought out the guy, the suspect in handcuffs. They were there, in the room, for a good two hours," he said.

Even by 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, authorities were still on scene.

Dickerson hopes Tuesday night's a bit calmer than the afternoon.

"I was actually legitimately scared of the situation," he said.



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