Alleged morphine dealers arrested in Carmel


Members of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force arrested two men last Thursday in Carmel on charges of possessing and dealing morphine.

Morphine is a Schedule II Controlled Substance, possession of which can carry sentences of 2 to 8 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine in the state of Indiana.

Law enforcement officials identified the men arrested as Jeremy Riddle, 20, and James Spencer, 20, both of Marion. Spencer was charged with Dealing a Schedule I, II, or III Controlled Substance (Morphine), a class “B” felony, and Possession of a Schedule I, II, III, or IV Controlled Substance (Morphine), as a class “D” felony. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for parole violation. Riddle was charged with Conspiracy to Deal a Schedule I, II, or III Controlled Substance, a class “B” felony and Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, a class “D” felony.

Task force officials said the arrests stemmed from a month-long investigation into the trafficking of prescription medication offenses in the Hamilton and Boone County area, and that more arrests in the Carmel area may be forthcoming.

The Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force consists of officers from the Carmel Police Department, Fishers Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Zionsville Police Department, with support from the Hamilton and Boone County Prosecutor’s offices.
Anyone wishing to report any type of illegal drug activity for Boone or Hamilton Counties should contact the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force Drug Hotline at 571-2545. Callers may remain anonymous.

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