Fishers PD uses new tactic to combat drugs

Marijuana seized by Fishers Police Department. (WISH Photo/Tim McNicholas)

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — Earlier this week, Fishers Police Department laid out evidence from what it calls the biggest drug bust in its history.

100 pounds of marijuana and $330,000 in cash, a discovery officers say came from its new push to target drug use.

“That’s not something that happens frequently, but it’s evident that our officers are taking a proactive approach to enforcement by being able to locate those items,” Fishers Police Sgt. Tom Weger said.

Sgt. Weger said this proactive approach comes from a study the department recently conducted. It determined marijuana and heroin are leading to property crimes.

To combat it, officers are focusing on lesser drug crimes, and the gateway drugs that lead kids into addiction.

Officers said they can’t do this alone so, so they’re also educating the public, mainly parents, to deal with prescription pills. They want them to make sure their kids aren’t getting into their bottles, and if need be, come down to headquarters where the department has a box where you can bring your unused pills.

“I think that’s a no brainer,” Fishers resident Sarah Alexander said. “We should be doing that anyway. Parents need to be in their kids’ lives.”

“We have a grandson,” Fishers resident Linda Shimer said. “He’s 9 years old and we want to be careful about what kind of atmosphere he’s growing up in.”

Officers believe education and enforcement will be key to helping keep drugs off the streets.

“It’s all about teamwork,” Sgt. Weger said. “We have to partner with the community and we do so on so many different levels.

To learn more about getting rid of unwanted pills, click here.

As for the drug bust, both Dejuan Wells and Bria Davis remain behind bars. Each faces several charges, including dealing in a narcotic drug and dealing in marijuana.

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