EagleCountryOnline.com

Alleged Pill Dealers Rounded Up In Ohio Co.

Posted On March 14, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

pills-pile-drugs-small.jpg(Rising Sun, Ind.) – Four people are in jail accused of dealing prescription pills illegally in Dearborn and Ohio counties.

The Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrests Friday. The arrests made Thursday are the culmination of an investigation by the Dearborn-Ohio Special Crimes Unit that spanned several months.

Those arrested include;

  • Sandy M. Farrell, 44, of Rising Sun, charged with Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) (Class B felony) and Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) (Class B felony).
  • Martin E. Farrell, 49, of Rising Sun, charged with Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) (Class B felony) and Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) (Class B felony).
  • Terrance M. Jones, 24, of Rising Sun, charged with Dealing in a Schedule I, II, or II Controlled Substance (Class B felony).
  • Joshua W. Peelman, 27, of Rising Sun, charged with Dealing in a Schedule I, II, or II Controlled Substance (Class B felony).

Special crimes unit lead investigator Tom McKay says prescription drug diversion and abuse is one of the most serious problems in southeast Indiana, often leading abusers to delve into heroin.

“These cases are time consuming and complicated and often require special efforts to bring those selling their drugs to justice. These cases are one of our top priorities because of the ease with which they make drugs available to our young people, who often see these medications as safer than other illegal drugs which is simply not true,” said McKay.