Members of the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement served a search warrant earlier this month where they recovered close to $2 million in cash and $10 million estimated street value in cocaine.
The search warrant was executed in Roselawn. An investigation showed that two vehicles on the property were fitted with hidden compartments that are commonly used to transport contraband. 18 bales, or 50 pounds, of cocaine were seized, along with currency, weapons, a bullet proof vest, and several vehicles and semi trailers. The money and property were seized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with intentions of forfeiture. The vehicles were seized by the Indiana State Police.
The Drug Enforcement Section was assisted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Arrested and charged were Gabriel Martines Mendoza of Demotte, Indiana; Maria Lopez, Martina Lopez and Francisco Cervantes of Chicago; Emiliio Dias of Los Angeles; and Oscar Velarde of Mexico. One suspect, Jorge Diaz, of Los Angeles, remains at large.
Charges for all are Dealing Cocaine over three grams, Possession of Cocaine over three grams within 1,000 feet of a youth program center, and Conspiracy to Deal Cocaine over three grams. All charges are Class A Felonies. Federal charges are pending.