ISP: Early Morning Drug Raid Nets 13 Suspects in Gibson and Pike Counties

An early morning drug raid netted the arrest of 13 drug suspects in Gibson and Pike Counties, Indiana. Indiana State Police report the raid was conducted around 6:00 Friday morning by State Police, the Princeton Police Department, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Marshals Service, DEA and ATF.

In September, Indiana State Police say undercover officers with the assistance of the Princeton Police Department launched a drug investigation after receiving information crystal meth was being transported to southwest Indiana from Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. According to authorities, the undercover officers also revealed that the 15 suspects were allegedly distributing meth to individuals in southwest Indiana. After reviewing the drug investigation, the Gibson County Prosecutors Office issued felony arrest warrants for the alleged 15 drug suspects.

The following individuals were arrested Friday morning for Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine:

  • 35 year old Louis Short of Princeton, IN
  • 40 year old Melissa Thompson of Princeton, IN
  • 18 year old Taylor Cates of Princeton, IN
  • 52 year old Tim Woods of Princeton, IN
  • 41 year old Kari Fourthman of Princeton, IN
  • 40 year old Antwan Littiz of Princeton, IN
  • 44 year old Scott Moore of Princeton, IN
  • 53 year old Dale Morris of Princeton, IN
  • 37 year old Gary Sutton of Mt. Carmel, IL
  • 29 year old Lacy Sutton of Mt. Carmel, IL
  • Keenan Hardiman Sr. of Princeton, IN
  • 35 year old Barbara Luke of Princeton, IN
  • 35 year old Dawnella Bailey of Patoka, IN

Police indicate officers are continuing to search for two additional suspects.

Louis ShortMelissa ThompsonTaylor CatesBarbara Luke

(Pictured L to R: Louis Short, Melissa Thompson, Taylor Cates, Barbara Luke)

ISP says more photos will be released soon.


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