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Six arrested in drug bust; seek four more

November 11, 2010

BOOKED IN ... Among the first six people picked up this morning in this year's second drug bust in Decatur was Desiree R. Ortiz, 21, of Decatur, who faces two counts of dealing in marijuana and one count of dealing in cocaine. With her is Adams County Deputy Sheriff Trevor Callahan. (Photo by Eric Mann)

    The second drug interdiction operation in eight months in Decatur was aimed today at eight adults and two juveniles, charged with dealing in marijuana, cocaine, prescription pain medicine, and mushrooms. The operation is entitled "Operation Fall Harvest."
    The previous drug bust this year was  held in March and netted 17 people.
    Today's efforts by the DETECT Drug Task Force (the Adams and Wells county sheriff's departments and the Decatur and Bluffton police departments) as well as Berne and Geneva police and the Indiana State Police had six Decatur residents in custody by 8 a.m. The six:
    Jeffrey M. Albrecht, 20, charged with two counts of dealing in marijuana and one count of dealing in cocaine. He is being held on a $75,000 bond.
    Crystal D. Zamora, 20, charged with two counts of dealing in a Schedule I drug and one count of dealing in a Schedule II drug. She is being held on a $50,000 bond.
    Brian D. Murdock, 21, charged with two counts of dealing in a Schedule I drug. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.
    Desiree R. Ortiz, 21, charged with two counts of dealing in marijuana and one count of dealing in cocaine. She is being held on a $50,000 bond.
    Michael J. Case, 20, charged with two counts of dealing in marijuana. He is being held on a $7,750 bond.
    A juvenile boy was also taken into custody, but his name and charges are not yet available.
    Adams County Sheriff Chuck Padgett als said one suspect is believed to be in the Allen County Jail at Fort Wayne and would be served arrest warrants there.
    Three others were being sought this morning.
    An announcement from the DETECT task force thanked the local governments that financially support the task force.
    The arrests stemmed from purchases of drugs by informants, according to the police announcement.

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