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Published: June 29, 2020


FOUR SUBJECTS FACE VARIOUS DRUG CHARGES AFTER A SEARCH FRIDAY NIGHT IN LORETTO LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF NARCOTICS AND CASH. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, OFFICERS WITH THE LORETTO POLICE DEPARTMENT, ASSISTED BY THE ST. JOSEPH POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT, SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT ON A HORN AVENUE RESIDENCE. THE SEARCH WARRANT WAS THE RESULT OF A MONTHS-LONG INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SUSPECTED DRUG ACTIVITY AT THE HOME. DURING THE SEARCH EIGHT SUBJECTS WERE DETAINED AND METHAMPHETAMINE, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, AND MARIJUANA WERE ALL FOUND BAGGED FOR RESALE. NUMEROUS PARAPHERNALIA ITEMS INCLUDING SCALES, PIPES, AND SYRINGES ALONG WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS WERE ALSO FOUND. IN ADDITION A WATER HEATER THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN FROM ST. JOSEPH WAS RECOVERED.  FOUR SUBJECTS, TWO WHO RESIDE AT THE RESIDENCE AND TWO WHO DO NOT, WILL BE CHARGED THRU THE LAWRENCE COUNTY GRAND JURY FOR VARIOUS DRUG OFFENSES. THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.