26 arrested in ‘Operation Buzzkill’ drug bust

ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) More than two dozen people from six cities and towns were arrested early Thursday on drug charges.

A year-long investigation coined “Operation Buzzkill” came to a head early Thursday with the arrests of 26 people on various drug charges. Officers with the DETECT Drug Task Force, made up of officers from Adams and Wells counties, served 26 of 30 arrests warrants at 4 a.m.

Police said the suspects were arrested in Fort Wayne, Ossian, Geneva, Decatur, Monroe and Berne.

The year-long investigation centered around drugs including painkillers, spice and K2, heroin, cocaine, LSD and crystal meth.

Arrested were:

  • Misty Myers for Dealing in a Synthetic Drug or Synthetic Drug lookalike substance, a Level 6 felony
  • Ulysses A. Hunter for two counts of Dealing in a Synthetic Drug or Synthetic Drug lookalike Substance, Class A misdemeanors
  • Rick CE Loshe for Dealing in a Synthetic Drug or Synthetic Drug lookalike Substance, a Level 6 felony, and Dealing in a Synthetic Drug or Synthetic Drug lookalike Substance, a Class A misdemeanor
  • Derek T. Liebo for Dealing in Marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor
  • Drew A. Ripley for Dealing in a Substance Represented to Be a Controlled Substance, a Level 6 felony
  • Shane A. Barger for Aiding, Inducing, or Causing Dealing in Cocaine, a level 5 felony, Dealing in Cocaine, a Level 5 felony, and Aiding, Inducing, or Causing Dealing in Cocaine, a Level 5 felony
  • Joey K. Berlanga for two counts of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5 felonies
  • Brandy St John-Kingery for Dealing in Cocaine, a Level 5 felony
  • Zachary Gumm for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug in the presence of a child, a Level 4 felony, and two counts of Dealing in Cocaine, Level 5 felonies
  • Jay A. Scheumann for Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, a Level 5 felony, and Dealing in Cocaine, a Level 5 felony
  • Joe J. Becerra for two counts of Dealing in Cocaine, Level 5 felonies
  • Janet K. Berlanga for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a level 5 felony, and Dealing in a Narcotic Drug in the presence of a child, a Level 4 felony
  • Summer M. Brown for four counts of Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance within 500 feet of school property, Level 5 felonies
  • Martha Eldridge for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 5 felony
  • Andrew Garcia Jr. for two counts of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5 felonies, and two counts of Dealing in Cocaine, Level 5 felonies
  • Thera J. Raugh for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug in the presence of a child, a Level 4 felony, and Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 5 felony
  • Charles J. Eldridge Jr. for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 5 felony, and Dealing in a Narcotic Drug in the presence of a child, a Level 3 felony
  • Angela M. Truex for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 4 felony, and Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance in the presence of a child, a Level 6 felony
  • Jacob J. Berlanga for Aiding, Inducing, or Causing Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 4 felony
  • Adam W. Trembley for Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, a Level 6 Felony, and Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 5 felony
  • Delayne E. Harrell for Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Level 5 felony