Two people are in custody after an Indianapolis northwest side drug raid

INDIANAPOLIS- The Indianapolis Metro Drug Task Force in partnership with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Covert Investigations Units and Homeland Security Investigations Agents ended a long-term investigation culminating in the seizure of 31 pounds of methamphetamine and one and a half kilos of cocaine.

On April 3, 2018, undercover detectives and agents purchased six pounds of methamphetamine from 49-year-old Irma Victoria Gomez-Cortez, and her 20-year-old son, Michael Olvera-Gomez.  After the purchase, both suspects were taken into custody.  Additional investigation led detectives and agents to 4107 North Vinewood Avenue, and upon a search of the residence, large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine were seized.

The approximate “street” value of the meth seized was $297,600.00 (if sold by the ounce) and $1,125,920.00 (if sold by the gram). The approximate “street value” of the cocaine seized was $60,000.00 (if sold by the ounce) and $122,800.00 (if sold by the gram).

Both suspects were arrested and preliminarily charged with possession and dealing of a controlled substance.  The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the final charging decision.

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

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.

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