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Five arrested on drug charges in Hamilton County

Police arrested five people at this Carmel home. Police arrested five people at this Carmel home.
Eric Arnold Eric Arnold
Chadwick Bennett Chadwick Bennett
Matt O'Brien Matt O'Brien

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Carmel - Several people are facing serious drug charges after an undercover drug bust at a home in Carmel.

Eric Arnold, a 20-year-old member of the Indiana National Guard, is one of five people who were arrested during a drug bust at a home on 136th Street. The arrests came after a three-month investigation by undercover officers who initially were tipped that the men living in the house - Chadwick Bennett, 20, and 19-year-old Matt O'Brien - were selling drugs.

Police say informants and undercover officers bought cocaine and LSD from the two men.

"We've made quite a few buys from people who frequent the area and also from people who live there. We've made buys from them," said Major Leland Goodman of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force.

Bennett and O'Brien are accused of selling drugs near a Carmel daycare center, which enhances the charges against them. Police say that Arnold is accused of manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Investigators believe the group had been dealing drugs in Hamilton County and northern Indianapolis for at least a year. They also said they expect more arrests to be made in connection with the case.

Hamilton County officials say they have seen an increase in arrests for possession of LSD. There have been 13 arrests so far this year after none last year.

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