Several taken into custody after drug raids in Indianapolis

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Investigators at scene on May 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Investigators took several people into custody after a multi-agency raid in Indianapolis Wednesday morning.

Investigators executed a pair of search warrants, including one in the 1800 block of East Riverside Drive on the near northwest side. Three people were arrested at that location. Police took two more people into custody in the 2500 block of Burton Avenue and another man was also arrested in connection to the case.

Dwayne Dabney, Donald Allen, Rodney Garnder, and Isiah Webb are all facing federal charges including possession of a weapon by a felon and possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

Officials say the arrests were part of a long investigation that spanned several months. According to court documents, the suspects sold drugs to undercover officers several times.

Officials tell us the raids targeted an ongoing drug dealing problem in the neighborhood.

Along with the four arrests in the 1800 block of Riverside Drive, agents arrested two other men in the 2500 block of Burton Avenue.

In just the past few months, IMPD’s flex team and narcotics teams have worked alongside federal authorities to make dozens of busts, showing the ongoing joint effort to get drugs off the streets.

Investigators said the raids were targeting drug dealing in the area. The operation involved the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the IMPD-Marion County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit. Investigators from the DEA and Marion County Animal Services were also at the scene.

Dabney, Garner, Allen, and Webb are in the custody of the US Marshall. Two other men were also arrested in connection to this case, but are not facing federal charges.