8 Arrested as Part of Alleged Heroin Ring

Law enforcement officials, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann and Coroner Steve Lockyear joined together to announce that an alleged heroin trafficking has been dismantled.

Officials said the group distributed nearly 10 lbs. of heroin laced with fentanyl over a nine-month period.

The following people were arrested in connection with this investigation:

David Capers, 38, Hazel Crest, IL
Emanuel Brewster, 47, Evansville, IN
Harry Campbell, 40, Evansville, IN
Deandre Brewster, 23, Evansville, IN
John Rutter, 29, Evansville, IN
Tarana Grimes, 49, Evansville, IN
Bretton Vaughn, 41, Chicago, IL
Rochelle Brewster, Merrillville, IN

Authorities said that from August 2016 until May 25, 2017, Capers supplied heroin from the Chicago area to leaders of a local conspiracy allegedly headed by Emanuel Brewster and Harry Campbell.

According to authorities, the heroin was then redistributed to other “mid-lower level” dealers for further sale in the community.

It's alleged that several members distributed the heroin on a “front” basis, where the heroin was provided on consignment to other distributors receiving payment after the sale.

At Tuesday's press conference, Prosecutor Hermann and County Sheriff Dave Wedding reiterated their opinions that heroin and opioids are ripping our community apart.

Nearly a pound of heroin and two firearms were seized as part of the overall investigation.

The investigation was jointly conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the United States Marshal's Service; Indiana State Police; the Washington, IN Police Department; and the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Joint Task Force.

 

 

(This story was originally published on July 18, 2017)


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