Wow! SE Indiana sure is a hotbed of illegal alien drug activity.
http://www.tribtown.com/news/cocaine_76 ... lasco.html
Cops seize coke
By AUBREY WOODS
April 23, 2008 - 11:45AM
Police say they continue to look for an Indianapolis connection to one of the largest cocaine busts made in Seymour in several years.
Capt. Carl Lamb with Seymour Police Department said Tuesday the arrests of Norberto Padilla, 34, of Seymour and Diana K. Nolasco-Lano, 18, of Indianapolis occurred April 15 after an undercover agent purchased three-quarters of a pound of cocaine from Padilla at his residence in the 600 block of Peak Avenue.
"Nolasco picked up the cocaine in Indianapolis and delivered it to Padilla," Lamb said.
They each face one charge of dealing in cocaine, a Class A felony, because of the amount of the cocaine involved, Lamb said. A Class A felony is punishable by 20 to 50 years in prison.
Each is also under investigation by federal officials for their immigrant status.
Nolasco-Lano was at the residence at the time of the buy, Lamb said. During a search of the residence, Lamb said police discovered several items associated with the cocaine distribution.
He said he continues to work with officers with the FBI's Safe Streets program to discover who supplied the cocaine to Nolasco-Lano.
Lamb said an undercover agent paid $12,000 for the cocaine, which had an estimated street value of $36,000.
Padilla and Nolasco-Lano continued to be held at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown this morning on $100,000 bonds.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were involved in the investigation because Padilla and Nolasco-Lano are illegal immigrants,
Lamb said the Southern Indiana Drug Task Force will be disbanded later this week, and he will be sworn in as an officer with the FBI's Safe Streets program.