IMPD teams up with Kansas State Police and others that resulted in drugs and over $90k being forfeited

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Criminal Interdiction Units coordinate with Kansas State Police (KSP) and others to execute a Narcotics search warrant that resulted in the confiscation of 50lbs of marijuana, two firearms, five arrests, and the forfeiture of over $90k in cash.

KSP troopers had stopped a vehicle that was carrying marijuana bound for Indianapolis. They then contacted IMPD Criminal Interdiction and arranged for the delivery to take place. KSP brought the currier and narcotics to Indianapolis for the delivery. IMPD Criminal Interdiction then sought the help of North District Narcotics, North District Flex Team, and IMPD SWAT for a planned delivery at a location on North District. An anticipatory search warrant was granted and the location changed to the 100 blk of S 7th Ave in Beech Grove. Beech Grove Police and IMPD Southeast District then joined the investigation.

The transaction was completed and IMPD SWAT immediately moved in and executed the search warrant. During the execution of the warrant, five suspects were detained and the following items were confiscated (suspected/approximate values):

  • 50lbs of high grade marijuana
  • 2 firearms (One was listed as stolen)
  • THC Candies (Several pounds)
  • 92k in cash

The five suspects were identified as:

  • Donald Dowdell (29), preliminarily charged with dealing and possession of marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance.
  • Willima King (31), preliminarily charged with dealing and possession of marijuana, resisting law enforcement, and visiting a common nuisance.
  • Terrance Shane (30), preliminarily charged with dealing and possession of marijuana, residential entry, and visiting a common nuisance.
  • Terrance McGraw (29), preliminarily charged with dealing and possession of marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance.
  • Telice Easley (21), preliminarily charged with dealing and possession of marijuana, and visiting a common nuisance.

All suspects were later transported to turnkey within the City County Building for processing. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and will make a charging decision. All seized items were taken to the IMPD property room to be held as evidence and/or forfeiture.

This is another great example of cross jurisdictional collaboration that led to guns and drugs being taken off the streets of Indianapolis. The IMPD would like to thank the Kansas State Police for their assistance in this investigation. The IMPD would also like to thank Beech Grove Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

IMPD continues to urge anyone with information on criminal activity to 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 www.CrimeTips.org 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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