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Man accused of trafficking fentanyl & 'Gray Death' cocktail arrested in Indianapolis

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 15:51:09-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis man is facing 14 felony counts of drug dealing for allegedly trafficking heroin, fentanyl and the deadly opioid cocktail called “Gray Death” in the Central Indiana area.

Derrick House, 41, was charged Wednesday with more than a dozen counts of dealing in narcotics and cocaine stemming from an investigation initiated by the Delaware County Narcotics Unit in June.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, House first appeared on narcotics detectives’ radar when he arrived at a controlled buy in Indianapolis as the apparent supplier of nearly 8 grams of fentanyl.

Subsequent controlled buys from House, according to the affidavit, netted thousands of dollars’ worth of heroin and fentanyl.

During one of those deals in mid-July, House reportedly provided 20 grams of the deadly cocktail of heroin and fentanyl known as “Gray Death.”

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On Monday, police arrested House during an arranged buy for $5,000-worth of heroin and fentanyl at a house in the 3300 block of North Emerson Avenue.

During a search following his arrest, police found two baggies near a fence that House had fled over that were determined to contain 35 grams of fentanyl and 33.6 grams of heroin.

Police also found a Campbell’s soup can inside House’s residence that contained 5.1 grams of crack cocaine.

A Marion County judge set a surety bond in the case for $200,000. A hearing was scheduled for House for Friday morning.

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