18 January – A Peruvian couple were arrested following a nine-month drug raid by local and state law enforcement officers.
Wallace Taylor, 31, and Jordan Taylor, 32, from Peru, are in the Miami County Jail. Jordan was arrested on a Miami County arrest warrant for three counts of methamphetamine trafficking, three counts of methamphetamine possession, and neglect of dependents. She also faces additional criminal charges for dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana. The extra charge was due to the traffic jam.
Wallace was served with two arrest warrants in Miami County. One is a charge charged with conspiring to traffic and possess methamphetamine. The second warrant sought the cancellation of bonds on previous charges of two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and two counts of possession of methamphetamine.
During the investigation, officers uncovered possible causes for the Miami Circuit Court to grant arrest warrants for both.
On January 12, Indiana State Police Kyle Miller found Jordan Taylor driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty on U.S. Route 31 and Miami County Route 500 South. Miller has initiated a road closure. While talking to Jordan, he allegedly noticed signs of criminal activity. Indiana State Police officer Andrew Baldwin and his drug detection dog Mack came to the rescue. After sniffing freely around the Jeep, the dog showed that illegal drugs were present in the Jeep. During the subsequent search, officers are said to have found about 3.6 ounces of methamphetamine and about 30 ounces of marijuana. She was arrested on a Miami County warrant and additional charges of drugs allegedly found in the Jeep.
On January 13, Wallace Taylor was detained at a hotel on the east side of Indianapolis by the SWAT team of the Indianapolis Police Department. He was transferred to the Miami County Jail and charged with an arrest warrant.