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

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UPDATE (November 7, 2017) — Nathan Washington pleaded guilty to dealing in a narcotic drug manufacture/deliver/finance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. He was sentenced to 15 years on the drug charge, with 3 years suspended, and 6 years on the gun charge. The sentences will be served concurrently. He’ll spend 9 years in the Department of Correction and 3 years in Marion County Community Corrections.

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.

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.