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Police Arrest Suspected Mexican Cartel Member

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Isaac Eli Perez Neri Isaac Eli Perez Neri

Officer Eric Rose and his K-9 partner J-T are part of the new S.C.A.T. unit in Madison Township. The Special Complaint Action Team is focusing on tips and complaints from residents and cruising the township looking for anything suspicious.

This week alone, Rose and fellow Officer Darrell Breneman seized a pound of marijuana and a handgun and made several drug-related arrests including one for trafficking in a school zone and another of a man believed to be connected to the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel.

Isaac Eli Perez Neri was a passenger in a car pulled over for running a stop sign. JT, a 6-year-old German Shepherd, alerted to something in the car. The officers found traces of drugs and a 9-mm handgun under Neri's seat.

Police said that once in custody, Neri told them he worked for the Sinaloa cartel and was on his way to collect a drug debt from a member of another Mexican cartel.

Rose said Neri told them he had the gun to make sure he was able to collect the debt from a marijuana drug dealer. 

"What he does is pick up money- pick up debts," Rose said. "Where he feeds or funnels that (money) to,  I don't know."

Neri will be arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court Saturday morning.

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