Narcotics Unit sees 19 people indicted


SIDNEY — The Sidney Police Department’s Narcotics Unit presented evidence to a Shelby County grand jury in regards to drug trafficking activity in the city of Sidney on Jan. 7, 2021.

Upon hearing evidence, the grand jury handed down indictments on 19 individuals on 58 counts of drug trafficking and drug possession. The drug trafficking charges included Trafficking in Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Diazepam, and other dangerous drugs.

The Shelby County grand jury also authorized the seizure of $3,300 in cash and two firearms.

The indictments are a result of multiple investigations spanning numerous months, said Capt. Jerry Tangeman.

“The Sidney Police Department remains proactive in its fight to combat drug trafficking in our city, he said.

Anyone with drug information about drug activity can contact the Sidney Police Department at 937-498-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 937-492-8477 (TIPS).