CLEAN Team Nets Three Arrests and Recovers Nine Grams of Heroin

Rural Kokomo – Recent warrant services by members of the CLEAN Team has resulted in three arrests and the recovery of over nine grams of suspected heroin.

An approximately four month long narcotics investigation by officers from the CLEAN Team led to the arrests of Jermaine Young, 32, Suzanne Young, 28, and Bradley Frederick, 35, all from Kokomo, IN.  Recently, members of the CLEAN Team stopped a Dodge Caravan that Jermaine Young was driving on U.S. 31 near the Howard/Miami County line. Young was wanted on a Miami County arrest warrant for a charge of dealing heroin. He was also driving on a suspended license. When officers initiated the traffic stop, Young allegedly threw approximately three grams of heroin outside the van’s window. Officers were able to recover the heroin.  Young was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers also had a search warrant for Jermaine and Suzanne Young’s home in the Maple Lawn Trailer Court at 12948 South U.S. 31, Lot 254, rural Kokomo. When officers executed the warrant they allegedly found approximately 6.2 grams of heroin and a large amount of suspected spice.  There were also three children in the home. The children were released into the care of the Miami County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services. Suzanne Young was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face criminal charges for possession of heroin, three counts for neglect of a dependent, and maintaining a common nuisance.  Jermaine Young was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face charges for dealing heroin, possession of heroin, three counts for neglect of a dependent, and maintaining a common nuisance.

When officers executed the search warrant on the Young’s residence, they allegedly encountered Bradley Frederick standing outside the home. Further investigation revealed the Frederick had an active arrest warrant for a parole violation. Officers also allegedly found, on Young, a plastic bag with a green plant like material inside (not marijuana), heroin, and drug paraphernalia. Frederick was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face criminal charges for possession of a look-a-like substance, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The CLEAN Team is a task force with 11 law enforcement entities that have dedicated resources to fight narcotics in Fulton and Miami Counties. CLEAN stands for Combined Law Enforcement Against Narcotics.  The main focus of the task force is narcotics enforcement with an emphasis on methamphetamine related crimes.

Law enforcement officers encourage anyone with information about the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of narcotics to call their local law enforcement agency or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Information can be reported anonymously.

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