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8 arrested during large drug bust on Indy's northeast side

Posted: 6:04 PM, Aug 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-13 22:45:50Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight people were arrested and thousands of dollars in drugs were confiscated during a pair of drug busts on Indianapolis' northeast side. 

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives along with Indiana State Police and several other specialty units served simultaneous search warrants at two homes in the 2800 block of N. Gladstone Avenue on August 9. 

In one of the homes, detectives and officers located and seized:

  • $16,600 in cash
  • 20 Pounds of Synthetic Cannabis/Spice
  • 6 Pounds of Marijuana
  • 10 Grams of Heroin
  • 50 Pills of Ecstasy
  • Electronic Scales
  • 2 Vehicles
  • 3 Loaded Handguns (one that was determined to be stolen)

Detectives also arrested eight people while serving the warrants:

  1. Chester Irons, 27: Preliminarily charged with dealing/possession of synthetic cannabis, dealing/possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a child.
  2. Juquan Irons, 25: Preliminarily charged with dealing/possession of synthetic cannabis, dealing/possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a child.
  3. Gabriel West, 22: Preliminarily charged with visiting a common nuisance
  4. Nykia Thigfen, 23: Preliminarily charged with possession of synthetic cannabis, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance.
  5. Raven Faulkner, 26: Preliminarily charged with visiting a common nuisance
  6. Dedrick Brown, 25: Preliminarily charged with unlawful possession of a handgun by a felon, dealing/possession of synthetic cannabis
  7. Travon Mays, 20: Preliminarily charged with visiting a common nuisance
  8. Rachel Nicholson, 35: Preliminarily charged with maintaining a common nuisance

The Marion County Prosecutor will review the case and make charging decisions. 

Indianapolis police urge anyone with information on criminal activity to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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