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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.

3 comments
FaithinHim
FaithinHim

We need to have faith in God and pray for our community, our loved ones and our police officers. We need to come together in the name of Jesus.


RhondaNicole
RhondaNicole

R u guys serious?? U r blaming the police bfor them having to get heroin...grow up...this stuff has got to stop and all the people they r getting is putting them away for at least 3 years that's time to help them get clean and get into substance abuse program in prison... no it doesn't help everyone but some yes..I do think we need a local rehab facility hopefully that happens soon..this drug stuff is getting out ta hand around here its so bad I'm considering moving but r local police and detectives is wat makes me keep on staying cuz I know that they will see anything going on bad here and they really care where else will I find that ...they work hard to clean the streets of our beautiful town..y blame them for the heroin.. people turn to heroin wen A the pills aren't getting them high B its cheap an easy to get..so grow up an stop blaming the police blame the people doing it that should b taking care of their kids

jdcarnes
jdcarnes

That couldn't be more true they think they're helping but in reality it's making the heroin problem worse.