Police arrest 7 people as part of cocaine bust in Tippecanoe County

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(Top row left to right): Jabal Stokes, Kamaria Walton, Makayla Keyes, Sean Gentle; (Bottom row, left to right): Arrion Walton, Chauncey Goodloe, Byron Jones-Lynch

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY (May 12, 2015) – A four-month investigation resulted in seven arrests in connection with a cocaine ring in Tippecanoe County.

The arrests by the Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force were part of a joint operation involving the Lafayette Police Department, West Lafayette Police Department, Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department, Purdue Police Department and Indiana State Police.

The following individuals were arrested on various charges:

  • Arrion K.J. Walton, 42: Dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug at least 10 grams (F2), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams with enhancing circumstances (F4), dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams with enhancing circumstances (F2), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams with enhancing circumstances (F4), dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 1-5 grams (F4), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug less than 5 grams with enhancing circumstances (F5), dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams with enhancing circumstances (F2), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams with enhancing circumstances (F4), dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams with enhancing circumstances (F2), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams with enhancing circumstances (F4)
  • Jabal I. Stokes, 31: Dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 5 grams with enhancing circumstances (F3), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug less than 5 grams with enhancing circumstances (F5)
  • Makayla L. Keyes, 19: Conspiracy to commit dealing in cocaine (F3), dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 Grams (F3), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams (F5)
  • Byron D. Jones-Lynch, 26: Dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug (F5), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug (F6), Dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 1-5 grams (F4), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug less than 5 grams with enhancing circumstances (F5)
  • Chauncey E. Goodloe Jr., 23: Conspiracy to commit dealing in cocaine (F2), dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 1-5 grams (F4), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug (F6)
  • Sean A. Gentle Jr., 22: Dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 1-5 grams (F4), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug less than 5 grams with enhancing circumstances (F5)
  • Kamaria Walton, 21: Conspiracy to commit dealing in cocaine (F3), dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 1-5 grams (F4), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug (F6), dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams (F3), possession of cocaine or narcotic drug 5-10 grams (F5)

All suspects were taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail. Police said more charges will follow and anticipated additional arrests.

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