Narcotics unit sees 24 indictments


SIDNEY — Twenty-four drug indictments were issued and drugs, cash and a hand gun were recovered by Sidney Police during a week combating drug trafficking in the city of Sidney.

”It has been a busy two days for the Sidney Police Department as it pushes forward in its fight against drug abuse and drug trafficking,” said Sgt. Rob Jameson in a press release.

On Wednesday, March 31 2021, around 2:30 p.m., officers and detectives from the Sidney Police Department (SPD) executed a narcotics search warrant at 107 N. Wilkinson Ave. Recovered during the search were meth, spice, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and cash. Three occupants who live at the residence were detained while the search was conducted. Charges are likely to be filed at a later date.

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, SPD’s narcotics unit presented evidence to a Shelby County Grand Jury in regard to drug trafficking activity in the city of Sidney. Upon hearing evidence, the grand jury handed down indictments on 24 individuals on 90 counts of drug trafficking. The drug trafficking charges included trafficking in fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, tramadol, LSD, MDMA, buprenorphine, spice and other dangerous drugs. The Shelby County Grand Jury also authorized the seizure of multiple vehicles which were used in the commission of these drug trafficking crimes.

“These indictments are a result of multiple investigations spanning numerous months. SPD remains proactive in its fight to combat drug trafficking in our city,” the release said.

Anyone with drug information about drug activity is asked to contact SPD at 937-498-2351 or Crime Stoppers at 937-492-8477 (TIPS).