Verbatim statement from the Indiana State Police:
Joint drug investigation leads to one arrest and the seizure three thousand pounds of marijuana
LIGONIER INDIANA – A joint drug investigation being conducted by ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Federal Government and the Drug Enforcement Section of the Indiana State Police resulted in the arrest of one and the seizure of approximately 3,000 pounds of Marijuana. The estimated street value is believed to be around 4.5 million dollars.
The identity of the arrestee and the location of the seizure is being withheld to further the investigation. The operation occurred around noon (Wednesday) in the city of Ligonier.
Assisting agencies included the Ligonier Police Department, Noble County Sheriff’s Department, the IMAGE (Indiana Multi Agency Group Enforcement) Drug Task Force and Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post of the Indiana State Police.
The investigation originated in Texas and made its way to Ligonier Indiana before an arrest was made and the illegal drugs seized. The marijuana was broken down into multiple bundles for distribution. Further information will be released from the Assistant U.S. Attorneys office in Fort Wayne when it becomes available.