MUNCIE, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2016) -- Sheriff’s deputies in Delaware County intercepted a box of drugs found at a local shipping company in Muncie.
Deputies went undercover, dressing up as delivery drivers, to take several people into custody.
In what looks like a box of potato chips, officers found two pounds of marijuana and cocaine. The sheriff says the bust illustrates a much larger fight against illegal drugs in Muncie.
“You know a war on drugs is my number one thing,” said Delaware County sheriff Ray Dudley.
The investigation started when a shipping company in Muncie noticed a suspicious package. Sheriff’s deputies were alerted and got a warrant to cut the box open. Inside, they found potato chip cans full of drugs.
“Once they opened those up, inside they found high-grade marijuana in them,” said Dudley.
The sheriff says his deputies then sealed the box back up and dressed up as a driver to deliver the package, which was accepted by one of the suspects.
“He accepted the package once it got delivered and then we hit the house,” said Dudley.
After sheriff’s deputies raided the home, Tyrael Washington and Brock Sours were arrested on various drug charges.
A third suspect, DeAngleo Fields, was also arrested on a city warrant.
“We sat on my neighbor's porch and watched it all,” said neighbor Brandon Johnson.
Brandon lives across the street from the suspect's house and says he was definitely alarmed to watch bust first hand.
“You see something like that happen and it kind of opens your eyes,” said Johnson.
The sheriff says his office will continue to aggressively fight drugs in Muncie, which could help cut down on other crimes in town as well.
“A large portion of burglaries, robberies and assaults is a result of drugs,” said Dudley.