Two arrested on drug charges after detectives serve search warrant on near northwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two people were arrested Friday after detectives found several grams of marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin in a home on the near northwest side.

Amanda Aten, 39, and Timothy Caplinger, 31, were both taken into custody without incident when officers served a search warrant in the 2900 block of West 33rd Street around 1 p.m.

During a search of the home, officers located and seized 50 grams of marijuana, 12 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of heroin, a pistol grip shotgun and $583 in cash.

Aten is facing preliminarily charges of possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Caplinger is facing preliminarily charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Anyone with information regarding narcotics or illegal activity is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 262-TIPS (8477), (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or submit an online tip at

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