INDIANAPOLIS — Undercover officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reportedly snared five in unearthing a neighborhood drug dealing operation in the 3800 block of S. Walcott St.
Ronald Smith, 29, Tabitha Dickman, 31, and Tiffany Coomer, 25, were arrested for allegedly felony dealing narcotics and felony dealing marijuana along with other narcotics related charges. Mary Williams, 34, was arrested for the same dealing charges along allegedly with felony possession of a handgun with narcotics. Lastly, Leonard Tonte, 27, was reportedly arrested for possession of marijuana as he showed up to the residence during the investigation.
Police reportedly seized approximately 200 grams of marijuana, hundreds of narcotic pills, one stolen handgun, and $1,238 in currency.
According to police reports, undercover detectives were able to make contact initially with Smith at a convenience store lot near Prospect Street where they asked if there was any place Smith knew of where they could potentially purchase controlled substances.
Smith led the undercover detectives to a residence initially and was unsuccessful. Afterwards, he made contact with the Walcott Street residence where he was allegedly able to purchase narcotics for the officers.
The vehicle containing the undercover officers and Smith was allegedly pulled over, where officers were able to detain Smith and return to the residence. Once in the house to make arrests, officers then allegedly found what would turn out to be a stolen semi automatic handgun that one of the suspects reportedly said she had bought off the street.
At a point during the investigation, Tonte reportedly came to the house and detectives allegedly found in his pants what they believe to be marijuana. Tonte was arrested at this time allegedly for invasion of privacy.
All of the suspects were transported to the Arrestee Processing Center.