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Fentanyl, guns seized after search warrants carried out in Kokomo

Police seized a total of 19 firearms — 13 handguns and six rifles — a distribution amount of fentanyl, and other controlled substances.
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KOKOMO, Ind. — Three people are in custody after police carried out search warrants in Howard County Monday.

After months of investigating the illegal selling of fentanyl, the Kokomo/Howard County Violent Crimes Task Force executed search warrants at six different locations across Kokomo. The task force is made up of members from the Kokomo Police Department, Howard County Sheriff's Office, Indiana State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency also assisted in the raid.

Three people were arrested on a variety of drug charges:

  • Jack Peugh, 33: Possession of a controlled substance (Class A misdemeanor); unlawful possession of a syringe (Level 6 felony)
  • Lawrence Shepard, 44: Four counts of possession of a controlled substance (Class A misdemeanor); maintaining a common nuisance (Level 6 felony)
  • Jarod Deck, 31: Possession of marijuana (Class B misdemeanor); two counts of unlawful possession of a syringe (Level 6 felony); possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 felony)

Police seized a total of 19 firearms — 13 handguns and six rifles — a distribution amount of fentanyl, and other controlled substances.

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Official state and federal charges are expected soon in the cases, which police are still investigating.

Anyone with more information should contact ATF Sgt. Richard Benzinger at 765-456-7324 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017. Those who report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS could be eligible for a cash reward.

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