Law enforcement officials in Marion County arrested 32 out of 46 people wanted for their alleged involvement in an illegal drug trade operation throughout the county on Tuesday.
According to the Marion Police Department, approximately 30 law enforcement officers from the MARMET/METRICH Drug Task Force, the Marion County Sheriff's Department, and the Marion City Police Department searched conducted a search for the 46 suspects Tuesday.
According to the police department, the search was conducted following the six-month investigation titled "Operation Revolving Door," which targeted the illegal sales of drugs in Marion and Marion County.
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According to the release, investigators made controlled drug purchases of heroin, crack cocaine, and prescription medications from the suspects during the investigation.
On August 21, Marion County Prosecutor Brent Yager conducted a special grand jury to issue indictments from the investigation.
On Tuesday, five arrest teams fanned across the city and county at about 9 a.m. to search for the 46 suspects wanted on drug trafficking charges.
All suspects arrested during Tuesday's operation were taken to the Marion Police Department to be processed before being transported to the Multi-County Correctional Center.
Maj. Bill Collins, commander of the METRICH task force says 90 percent of the suspects have preexisting drug charges on their records.
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the following suspects were arrested or being sought by law enforcement:
As of Tuesday night, Marion police officers say more than half of the suspects arrested during "Operation Revolving Door" had bonded out of jail. Only 15 suspects remained in the Marion County jail as of Wednesday morning.
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