Drug dealers arrested


50 OF THEM. THE MAJORITY OF THOSE ARREST CAME THIS MORNING.. IN JOHNSON COUNTY. (BROOKE) 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S TIM MCNICHOLAS IS LIVE IN JOHNSON COUNTY NOW. TIM, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THESE SUSPECTS? (TIM) POLICE SAY IN A MONTHS LONG INVESTIGATION.. THEY CAUGHT THESE PEOPLE SELLING DRUGS, INCLUDING METH, POT, AND HEROIN. ALL BUT 18 OF THESE SUSPECTS ARE FROM JOHNSON COUNTY–SOME COME FROM BARTHOLOMEW AND MARION COUNTY. OFFICERS CROSSED OFF ALL THE PEOPLE THEY’VE ALREADY ARRESTED. THEY’RE STILL LOOKING FOR MORE THAN A DOZEN SUSPECTS. (TIM MCNICHOLAS REPORTING) (( / :”COME ON GEORGE!”)) ALBERT RICHIE AND HIS DOG GEORGE LIKE TO.. (( / :NATS OF BARKING)) KEEP WATCH OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD–THE COUNTRYVIEW MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY. POLICE SAY THEY DROVE THERE LOOKING FOR TWO DRUG DEALERS BUT DIDN’T FIND THEM. ((ALBERT RICHIE, LIVES IN COUNTRYVIEW MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY / :”IT’S A DARN SHAME THAT, LIVING IN A COMMUNITY LIKE THIS WHERE THERE’S CHILDREN…THERE SHOULDN’T BE ANY DRUG USERS BUT I KNOW THERE IS.”)) (( / :NATS OF SNAPSHOTS)) THOSE TWO SUSPECTS: TYLER SMITH AND JULIANNE ROMERO. SMITH IS SUSPECTED OF SELLING MARIJUANA AND LIKE TO.. (( / :NATS OF BARKING)) KEEP WATCH OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD–THE COUNTRYVIEW MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY. POLICE SAY THEY DROVE THERE LOOKING FOR TWO DRUG DEALERS BUT DIDN’T FIND THEM. ((ALBERT RICHIE, LIVES IN COUNTRYVIEW MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY / :”IT’S A DARN SHAME THAT, LIVING IN A COMMUNITY LIKE THIS WHERE THERE’S CHILDREN…THERE SHOULDN’T BE ANY DRUG USERS BUT I KNOW THERE IS.”)) (( / :NATS OF SNAPSHOTS)) THOSE TWO SUSPECTS: TYLER SMITH AND JULIANNE ROMERO. SMITH IS SUSPECTED OF SELLING MARIJUANA AND ROMERO, SUSPECTED OF SELLING METH. PROSECUTOR BRAD COOPER SAYS THEIR LAST KNOWN ADDRESSES ARE BOTH AT COUNTRYVIEW. 18 OF THE 63 SUSPECTS ARE FROM OUTSIDE JOHNSON COUNTY. ((PROSECUTOR BRAD COOPER, JOHNSON COUNTY / :”WE WANT THE DRUG DEALERS OFF THE STREETS. WE WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE TO ANY DRUG DEALER FROM ANYWHERE ELSE TO STAY THE HELL OUT OF JOHNSON COUNTY. WE DON’T WANT YOU HERE.”)) COOPER SAYS UNDERCOVER OFFICERS SPENT MONTHS MAKING DRUG DEALS WITH DOZENS OF SUSPECTS. (( RICHIE / :”I USED TO DO DRUGS. I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE.”)) RICHIE SAYS HE’S SPOTTED DRUG DEALS IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD… AND HE HOPES THE ARRESTS WILL SCARE THE DEALERS AWAY. (( RICHIE/ :”GET OUT. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.”)) (TIM) POLICE ALSO ARRESTED FOUR PEOPLE DURING THE ROUNDUP WHO WEREN’T ON THEIR SUSPECT LIST. DETECTVIES SAY THEY EITHER FOUND DRUGS ON THOSE PEOPLE OR THEY HAD WARRANTS FOR THEIR ARREST. I ASKED THE SHERIFF HOW THE JAIL WILL ADAPT TO THIS INFLUX ON INMATES… WE’LL HEAR WHAT HE SAID TONIGHT AT SIX. LIVE IN FRANKLIN I’M TMC 24 HOUR NEWS 8

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