Law enforcement makes a big bust in the Tri-State putting 13 people behind bars.
ISP tells Eyewitness News its officers along with authorities from Princeton Police Department, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Marshals, DEA and ATF conducted a drug raid around 6:00 Friday morning in Princeton.
ISP and Princeton Police launched a drug investigation in September 2015 after receiving information on meth coming to the area from Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
Investigators also found 15 suspects were allegedly selling meth in the area. The Gibson County Prosecutor’s office reviewed the investigation and issued felonly warrants for the 15 suspects.
13 suspects were arrested Friday morning, two remain at large. Law enforcement tells us five pounds of meth was seized, $52,000 cash, and two guns.
ISP said the following have arrested on meth dealing charges:
• Louis Short, 35, Princeton
• Melissa Thompson, 40, Princeton
• Taylor Cates, 18, Princeton
• Tim Woods, 52, Princeton
• Kari Fourthman, 41, Princeton
• Antwan Littiz, 40, Princeton
• Scott Moore, 44, Princeton
• Dale Morris, 53, Princeton
• Gary Sutton, 37, Mt. Carmel, IL
• Lacy Sutton, 29, Mt. Carmel, IL
• Keenan Hardiman, Princeton
• Barbara Luke, 35, Princeton
• Dawnella Bailey, Patoka, IN
Officials say all 13 suspects listed are now in Gibson County Jail.
Eyewitness News will continue to update this story.
All 13 drug suspects were taken to the Gibson County Jail.— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) April 1, 2016
Gibson: As of now, 13 suspects have been arrested. All are charged with Conspiracy to Deal Meth. Officers are still looking for two.— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) April 1, 2016
Gibson: Nearly 50 officers from ISP, Gibson Co. Sheriff’s Office, Princeton Police, US Marshals Service & ATF participated in the drug raid.— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) April 1, 2016
Gibson: It’s NOT an April Fools Joke! ISP & other agencies are arresting drug dealers this morning. Most are now in custody.— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) April 1, 2016