A two-month investigation wrapped up Wednesday when four men from Mississippi were arrested on suspicion of trafficking in heroin, among other charges.
The MARMET Drug Task Force started investigating after neighborhood complaints from the general public.
“They’re an organized group operating together with the same organization,” said Lt. Chris Adkins of the drug task force. “We’ve dealt with them in the past.”
Johnquez Myles was arrested Tuesday in the 100 block of North Main Street. He was charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin, one count of possession of cocaine and parole violation.
Johnny Myles was already being held at the Multi-County Jail after being sentenced on three counts of trafficking in drugs Tuesday. He was arrested on two counts of trafficking in heroin Wednesday.
The investigation concluded Wednesday when MARMET detectives, with the assistance of the Marion City Police and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Courtney Myles and Angelo Boykins on drug trafficking charges.
Myles was out on bond from Marion County Common Pleas Court on a possession of cocaine charge. He was charged with four counts of trafficking in heroin and one count of trafficking in cocaine.
Boykins was charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin and one count of trafficking in cocaine.
All four men are now at the Multi-County Jail.
The arrests led to a search warrant being served in the 900 block of East Center Street. Adkins said they seized about $800 in the search. MARMET detectives seized an unspecified amount of heroin and cocaine.
Adkins said officials are continuing the investigation and more charges are pending review by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
“We will continue to aggressively investigate and arrest drug traffickers in this community until the message is sent that you are not welcome,” Adkins said.
Originally published in the Marion Star on November 21, 2013.