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

Jul
20
Sun
all-day Ripley County 4-H Fair
Ripley County 4-H Fair
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day
Farm animals, 4-H exhibits, rides, commercial vendors and grandstand events, Ripley County Fairground, 525 West Beech St., Osgood.  Contact Shanna Joseph (812)689-6535 or ripleycopark@comcast.net,  www.ripleycounty.com/parks/4hfair.html .
all-day Ripley County Fair – Ripley Coun... @ Ripley County Department Of Parks & Recreation
Ripley County Fair – Ripley Coun... @ Ripley County Department Of Parks & Recreation
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day
Fair booth is open to Chamber Members.
Jul
23
Wed
all-day Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
Margaret Mary Health to Host Com... @ Margaret Mary Health
Jul 23 all-day
Margaret Mary Health has partnered with Hoxworth BloodCenter, University of  Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 8:00am-11:00am & 12:15pm-2:00pm.  The Hoxworth Donor Bus will parked on the lot, located at 312 Mitchell Ave., in Batesville, IN.   To schedule your appointment, please visit www.hoxworth.org/groups/margaretmary or call the laboratory at (812) 933-5274.  Hoxworth recognizes that blood donors’ time is valuable.  Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment.  Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible.   “Local blood donors ensure that local patients at 30 area hospitals receive the lifesaving blood products they need to survive,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson.  “Community blood drives are vitally important and we hope to see a good turnout at the Margaret Mary Health blood drive.”   How to Donate: Donating blood is safe and easy.  Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health.  Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate.  It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.   About Hoxworth: Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and proudly serves 30 hospitals in 17 counties in[...]

View Calendar