IMPD Criminal Interdiction Section Makes Narcotics Arrest

INDIANAPOLIS – On February 20, 2019, Detectives with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) arrested 45-year-old Mary Barger for multiple drug and weapons offenses.
On Wednesday February 20, 2019, Criminal Interdiction Section (CIS) Detectives conducted a narcotic investigation in the 1800 block of E. Sumner Avenue. Officers had received several narcotic complaints on this location. While officers were at the residence they observed several weapons and narcotics in the residence. 
Detectives were granted a warrant for the residence where they recovered narcotics and weapons specifically:

  • 2 long guns 
  • 6 pistols
  • ½ pound of methamphetamine
  • several ounces of both powdered and crack cocaine
  • over 300 scheduled narcotic pills
  • several grams of heroin
  • 2 ounces of marijuana
  • $1,672.00

While Detectives were searching they located a complete claymore mine kit (charge, firing wire with initiator, and fire control unit). Explosive Ordnance Devices (EOD) responded and took possession of the claymore and a live military issue smoke grenade.

Mary Barger was charged with dealing and possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.

IMPD continues to crack down on the illegal possession of firearms as part of the City’s violence reduction strategy. 

Anyone with information about criminal activity should call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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