Long-Term narcotic detectives were provided information about possible narcotics being sold by 46-year-old Richard Gammon. After several weeks of investigative techniques, detectives secured a search warrant for the residence. On June 24th, the IMPD SWAT team safely executed the search warrant without incident. Gammon and 33-year-old Natishia Stephens were located inside of the residence and subsequently arrested. Gammon was preliminarily charged with dealing in a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug and maintaining a common nuisance. Stephens was preliminarily charged with possession of a narcotic drug, visiting a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. During the search of the house detectives seized:
· Approximately 28 grams of Heroin;
· $3,800 cash;
· 7 Firearms (2 Long Guns & 5 Handguns);
· Pill bottles containing an unknown substance in sealed plastic bags;
· A large foot locker containing precious silver, gold coins, and other precious metals.
“Today’s search warrant is a continuation of Operation First Step, which targets illegal guns, narcotics, and violent offenders,” said Chief Troy Riggs. “Today’s seizure comes on the heels of our narcotics detectives removing nearly a kilo of cocaine off the streets of Indianapolis earlier this week. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will continue to go after those individuals committing violent crimes and selling drugs in our community.”