VCSO: 14 Pounds of Crystal Meth Confiscated; Three Arrested

The DEA and Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force have confiscated 14 pounds of crystal meth in a major narcotics bust.
Gerardo Mendoza Sanchez
Gerardo Mendoza Sanchez
Leonal Beltran
Leonal Beltran
Eriberto Ortega
Eriberto Ortega
UPDATE: The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office reports the third suspect has been taken into custody. 18-year-old Gerardo Mendoza Sanchez of Phoenix, Arizona is charged with dealing meth (Level 2). Sheriff Dave Wedding confirms investigators are still looking for a maroon four-door Honda with an Arizona license plate. Residents are asked to call 911 if they see it.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration and Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force have confiscated 14 pounds of crystal meth in a major narcotics bust.

In a joint operation, authorities have charged 21-year-old Leonal Beltran of Nogales, Mexico with dealing meth (Level 2) and resisting law enforcement (Class B misdemeanor) and 60-year-old Eriberto Ortego of Phoenix, Arizona with deal meth (Level 2).

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says deputies are still searching for a third possible suspect. He's described as a Hispanic male at 5'9" and weighs about 180 pounds. Deputies say he was last seen at Hillsdale Rd. and Old State Rd. wearing a white t-shirt or blue Aeropostale t-shirt and khaki shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Sheriff Wedding confirms investigators are still looking for a maroon four-door Honda with an Arizona license plate. Residents are asked to call 911 if they see it.

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The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help tonight in tracking down a car possibly connected to a narcotics investigation.

Sheriff Dave Wedding tells Eyewitness News deputies were called out to Highway 41 and I-64 for suspicious circumstances involving a commercial vehicle and two passenger cars. We're told the driver of the commercial vehicle has been detained.

Sheriff Wedding says deputies tried to pull over one of the passenger cars as it headed south on Highway 41 near Hillsdale Rd., but it fled into a subdivision. Two people inside the car got out and ran. Deputies were able to locate one of them and take him into custody. The other is still on the loose.

Tonight, the sheriff's office is asking folks to keep an eye out for a maroon Honda with an Arizona license plate. We're told it could have 2 to 3 passengers inside it. Sheriff Wedding says if you see that car, call 911.

None of the suspects are believed to be from Indiana.
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