HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) Thirty people are in custody and one other remains wanted after police in Huntington County served 31 felony warrants after a year-long drug investigation, according to information Tuesday morning.
For the past 15 months, Operation Breakfast Club spent late hours and early mornings watching these suspects. Officers and detectives even spent hours hiding out in bushes as a part of the surveillance.
Detectives with the Huntington City Police Department and Huntington County Sheriff’s Department worked together to round up the suspects. The officers began to serve warrants at about 4:45 a.m. and about a dozen homes were targeted.
“It was a great effort,” said EJ Carroll, Huntington Police Chief. “In about 15 minutes, I think we got a dozen of the individuals picked.”
Officers made around 25 different stops in Huntington and Wells counties to pick up 28 of the suspects earlier Tuesday morning.
Investigators said during the press conference that these people were dealing all kinds of drugs, mainly prescription pills. Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel said this huge arrest will keep drug activity down for awhile.
“Cleaning the streets up slows the drug trade down dramatically,” he said. “We’ll see a big decline in things moving on the streets.”
A warrant is still out for Bradley Niemann.
Joseph Engelman was also wanted but turned himself in to the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday following the raids. Andrea Haupert is in police custody after being located at a home in Huntington Wednesday.
For a list of the people arrested and the charges they face, click here.