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Narcotics warrant nets 12 arrests at home on Near Northside

Posted at 5:47 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 17:47:47-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police officers arrested 12 people on drug and weapons charges Tuesday evening while executing a search warrant on the Near Northside.

East District narcotics officers served the warrant just before 6 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 2300 block of Guilford Avenue.

Inside, according to the incident report, police found suspected cocaine, marijuana, cash, a suspected crack pipe and a 9mm handgun.

They also found 12 people, who were arrested on a variety of charges ranging from possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession/cultivation of marijuana and maintaining/visiting a common nuisance.

The arrestees follow:

  • Leon S. Motley, 38
  • Stacey L. Rhodes, 45
  • Niya Ann Jones, 41
  • Lenora Jean Hicks, 44
  • Melissa Ann Turcotte, 31
  • Donnicole M. Mitchell, 41
  • Taleah Cheatham, 40
  • Alfie Plachette Vaden, 45
  • Antwan McLay, 43
  • Melvin Dowd Turcotte, 33
  • Anthony J. Morman, 27
  • Tron Harris, 29

As of Wednesday evening, formal charges had not yet been filed in the case.

Despite a year of violence poised to again set the all-time homicide record, the Near Northside has so far gone without a single murder this year. See our neighborhood homicide map here.

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