Two Jailed On Heroin Suspicion, Another Man Sought

January 16, 2014
By

Two individuals are in jail, another person remains on the run, and four kilos of heroin are off the street, an Indiana State Police spokesman said Thursday.

Authorities received information on Wednesday afternoon that a person in possession of “a large quantity of drugs” was staying at a Greensburg hotel. Police set up surveillance on the hotel and the vehicle they believed to be associated with the person.

Shortly after midnight, a pickup truck with Ohio license plates occupied by two people pulled into the hotel parking lot. One occupant got out of the truck and into the car police were watching, a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu with Illinois plates.

Both vehicles left the parking lot together and went east on Interstate 74. As troopers followed behind, the two suspected vehicles traveled through Franklin and Ripley counties. Troopers stopped both vehicles near the 163 mile marker, just west of S.R. 1, in Dearborn County after alleged traffic violations were committed.

According to police, the occupant of the Malibu fled on foot. A subsequent search of the car revealed four kilos of heroin, police say.

The driver of the pickup, identified as Kurt Holmes, 23, of Springdale, Ohio was detained. He was booked into the Dearborn County Jail where is facing Possession of a Controlled Substance with more charges possible.

A short time after the occupant fled from the car, troopers contacted the authorities in Greensburg. Officers with the Greensburg Police Department went to the hotel and took 32-year-old Luis Magallon, of Roselle, Illinois, into custody. According to a law enforcement official, Magallon was remained at the hotel while state police followed the Malibu and pickup truck.

Magallon was booked into the Dearborn County Jail under suspicion of Dealing in Heroin (Over Three Grams) and Conspiracy to Deal in Heroin, both charges are listed as class A felonies.

The individual who allegedly fled from police during the traffic stop although not immediately apprehended, has been identified and will also face charges. Police are not releasing information regarding the identity of the suspect.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

 

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Sep
10
Wed
3:00 pm 2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
2014 Business, Citizen & Teacher...
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 2:28 pm
Now accepting nominations and applications for these three awards by the Sunman Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, November 7, 2014. For more information please contact the Sunman Chamber’s website or call Anna.
Oct
5
Sun
7:00 pm Fear Factory @ RomWeber Marketplace
Fear Factory @ RomWeber Marketplace
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 10:00 pm
Fear Factory southeastern Indiana’s scariest haunted house will run every weekend in October at the RomWeber Marketplace; South Street Entrance. October 5, Lights On Tour 1 pm to 7 pm and then every Friday and Saturday. October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Admission is just $5.00 for those 18 years of age and younger and $10 for those 19 years of age and older. Concessions, free arcade games and free concerts each night
Oct
23
Thu
4:30 pm Batesville Middle School Bookfair @ Batesville Middle School
Batesville Middle School Bookfair @ Batesville Middle School
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 30 @ 3:15 pm
Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 4:30-7:30 P.M. Kick off the opening of our book fair at the PTSO’s Chili Supper! Book Fair Schedule: Thurs.,Oct. 23 4:30-7:30 P.M. During the Chili Supper by Commons Area Fri., Oct. 24 Open from 7:45 A.M. – 3:15 P.M. Preview and open for buying in Media Center Mon., Oct. 27 to Thurs., Oct. 30 Open from 7:45 A.M. – 3:15 P.M. in Media Center

View Calendar