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Police find heroin, $50K at paroled cocaine dealer's house

Posted at 1:24 PM, Oct 30, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police say they found 200 grams of heroin and more than $50,000 in suspected drug proceeds at the home of a man on parole for dealing cocaine.

On Friday, officers from the North District Flex Team and Narcotics Unit assisted the Indiana Department of Correction Parole Field Team on a home visit in the 2100 block of White Avenue on the near-northwest side.

A search of the house reportedly turned up 202 grams of heroin, $50,460 in cash, 14 grams of marijuana and a digital scale with suspected heroin residue.

A resident of the home, 31-year-old Jamal R. Smith, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing and possession of narcotics, dealing marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.

According to police, Smith admitted to dealing both heroin and large quantities of marijuana, and said the cash found in the house was drug proceeds.

IDOC records show Smith is currently on parole for an October 2010 conviction for dealing and possession of cocaine.

Smith was booked into the Marion County Jail without incident. As of Monday, bond had not yet been set.

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