On Friday, March 14, the Wabash Drug Task Force made arrests on two subjects identified as Aaron Monroe and Curt Woodward, for dealing heroin. The arrests were the result of tips received and subsequent surveillance conducted by Officers of the DTF and a culmination of other facts and events, at a local hotel.
A search warrant was obtained and executed in the early afternoon hours, resulting in both subjects’ arrests. A large quantity of heroin was recovered along with evidence indicative of sales and use. The suspects were transported to the Wabash County Jail where an incident occurred involving Monroe attempting to escape, and additional evidence being recovered.
The amount of heroin recovered will likely be confirmed at between 1/2 to 1 ounce. This is a substantial quantity of heroin with large street value. A trend involving drug dealers utilizing local hotels has local law enforcement on alert and vigilant.
Formal indictment of both suspects is expected this week. Uniformed patrol officers from the Wabash City Police Department, and the Wabash County Sheriffs Department assisted in the later part of the investigation.