IMPD East District Narcotics Unit serve search warrant where multiple firearms, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, and cash were seized

IMPDINDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) East District Narcotics detectives serve a search warrant and recover an undisclosed amount of marijuana, synthetic marijuana, firearms, and cash.

kelvin-ezell
Kelvin Ezell

Just before 5p.m. on 10/06/2016, detectives with the East District Narcotics Unit, along with members of the East District Flex Team and East District officers, served a search warrant in the 700 block of N Bradley Ave. Officers watching the perimeter noticed a parked vehicle next to the target residence, which had multiple occupants. Officers detained those occupants and found that the vehicle had expired plates, subjecting the vehicle to being towed. While conducting an inventory search of the vehicle, officers came across marijuana and synthetic marijuana. The occupants were identified as 27-year-old Bradley Johnson, 30-year-old Lakisha Jemison, and 28-year-old Gwendolyn Jemison who were detained at that time.

Kelvin Speight
Kelvin Speight

Another officer on the perimeter noticed a suspect walking away from the target residence and could see that he was carrying a handgun. The officer gave several loud verbal commands for the suspect to drop the weapon. The suspect then threw the gun over a fence and turned away from the officer. Officers quickly converged on the suspect , identified as Kelvin Ezell, and detained him. Officers were also able to recover the firearm that Ezell threw.

Detectives then made entry into the target residence and detained 39-year-old Kelvin Speight. During the search, detectives recovered the following:

  • Undisclosed amount of marijuana
  • Undisclosed amount of synthetic marijuana
  • .22 caliber rifle
  • .40 caliber handgun
  • .45 caliber handgun

Between the vehicle and the residence, detectives seized over $2800 cash and towed the vehicle to be held for forfeiture. Kelvin Ezell faces preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Handgun, and Possession of a Handgun without a License. Kelvin Speight faces preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Bradley Johnson faces preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana. Lakisha and Gwendolyn Jemison face a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana. All suspects were transported to the Arrestee Processing Center for booking. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a final charging decision.

Narcotics and Vice detectives across the city continue to address incoming complaints from the community and identify narcotics activity through their own independent investigations. IMPD is grateful for the community’s efforts and requests that anyone with information about narcotics or illegal activities, to immediately contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS (8477). Tips given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.

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