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Three jailed in drug raid; Police say large-scale meth supply line cut

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Bradley Crawford
A drug raid in eastern Greene County conducted Tuesday by officers from across the county landed three people in jail and according to police, put a major methamphetamine supplier out of business.

Bradley E. Crawford, 40, and Donna Crawford, 35, both of Solsberry, and Kyle Feutz, 24, Bloomfield, have all been booked into the Greene County Jail where they are being held without bond.

Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell said the bust took some guns off the street and cut a steady pipeline of drugs into Linton, all of Greene County and other locations as well.

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Donna Crawford
"Detectives believe this supplier was going one to three times a day to pick up five ounces at a time, then selling this dope back into the county, including Linton," said Jerrell.

"This is a pretty good hit in the drug world around here. At least it will slow the supply down."

Detective Joshua Goodman of the Linton Police Department, who with Detective Cody Forston of the Bloomington Police Department, led a joint investigation involving several agencies that's been going on for months.

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Kyle Feutz
Members of the Greene County Drug Task Force including officers from the LPD and Jasonville Police Departments have worked on the case along with additional task force members from the Greene County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police with all assisting with the arrests and executions of search warrants.

On Wednesday, Det. Goodman said that during the investigation, officers learned that Bradley Crawford was involved in a large-scale methamphetamine-dealing operation.

"Based on information obtained, we believe Bradley Crawford was sometimes making multiple trips per day to a source of supply to pick up quantities of methamphetamine and was then distributing the methamphetamine locally. We learned that Crawford was sometimes picking up quantities of up to five ounces of methamphetamine at a time," said Goodman.

Jerrell commented that the product he was picking up was probably pure and actually would put an even larger amount into the supply chain.

"By the time this product hits the street, it would typically be "cut" or have another substance added to it and five ounces would end up being a lot more," said Jerrell.

Two search warrants were obtained and Jerrell said on Tuesday night, the time was right.

As a number of officers were headed toward the Crawford residence in the Solsberry area on Tuesday, Goodman said they saw Bradley Crawford leaving his residence in a vehicle and he was stopped, placed under arrest and taken to jail.

A search warrant for his vehicle was executed and yielded drug-related items including a kit with digital scales, numerous plastic zip-lock bags, scoops and containers, and a cache of methamphetamine that was thrown out.

"Crawford had thrown a container in an attempt to conceal it," said Goodman. "It was recovered and found to contain two plastic zip lock bags containing a large quantity of a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine."

Another search warrant was then executed at the Crawford residence.

"Donna Crawford was found in possession of a loaded handgun and she was stopped as she was attempting to swallow a plastic zip-lock bag containing a crystal-like substance which also field-tested positive for methamphetamine," reported Goodman.

Donna Crawford was arrested and taken to jail.

Kyle Feutz was also found inside the residence when officers arrived and was arrested and taken to jail on an outstanding warrant. Officers reported he had a cellophane wrapper containing a crystal-like substance which field-tested positive for meth.

During the search, officers located digital scales, plastic bags and multiple firearms including a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Information released on Wednesday did not include the number of guns seized.

"These investigations can be somewhat dangerous," said Jerrell. "These people have got drugs and guns, and these guys (officers) tromp through and get the job done. I'm extremely proud of them.

"This was a well coordinated investigation. It's imperative that agencies work together and there were several involved.

"I want to recognize the Jasonville Police Department. They've been doing a really good job helping us out and we appreciate their efforts."

Formal charges have yet to be filed in this case but the three suspects are being held on the following preliminary charges:

* Bradley E. Crawford -- Three counts of dealing in methamphetamine in an amount over three grams, all three as class A felonies; dealing methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of methamphetamine with a firearm, a class C felony; dealing in a sawed-off shotgun, a class D felony; and maintaining a common nuisance, a class D felony.

* Donna M. Crawford -- Possession of methamphetamine with a firearm, a class C felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a class D felony.

* Kyle G. Feutz -- Possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony; and a petition to revoke probation on a forgery conviction, a class C felony.

Jerrell noted there are still follow-up investigations to be completed in this case and others may follow.

"One investigation sometimes leads into another," said Jerrell. "The detectives got a lot of information out of this.

"We'll continue on from here. This job's not done yet."


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Kyle G. Feutz -- several stories on him last 3 years.

Donna M. Crawford -- several stories on her last 3 years.

Bradley E. Crawford -- has been busy this year.

They must be stopped.

-- Posted by gary g on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 9:53 PM

Great Job Drug Task Force!!!

-- Posted by Softball Coach on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 9:54 PM

good work

-- Posted by big miner on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 9:58 PM

Great Job to All Officers!!!! Thank You for keeping our community a safer place!!

-- Posted by solsberry101 on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 10:01 PM

good job, glad to see meth bust, this stuff is crazy, 5 oz of meth? how much would that be? corect me if im wrong but 25 grams egual one oz? being said when i was a kd i could recall other people talking a gram was 25 dollors or something close to that so 25 times 25 thats a little over 600 bucks on a oz times that by 5 as stated, 3000 dollors , its good to know that these scum where caught, kinda scary thought thou that this guys picking up that amount easily, hope they can catch the bigger deal yet, I learned a long time ago from friends never to try the stuff, had a real good friend who got into it bad, messed him up pretty bad. saw first hand what it does to people. best friends cant be trusted when their on a binge. just by seeing my old best friend in high school getting into it taught me a good lesson never to mess around with it. I dont really care what anyone wants to do. go drink a couple beers stay home off the road,and thats their deal on their own but with this meth problem, it affects not only the person but also the people they steal off of to get money as well as familys, their children, not to mention the people who accidentaly come across their operations. I remember several years back a former friend who got on this stuff came knocking on my door middle of the night. I kept the shot gun in hand while i went to see what they wanted, asking if i would loan them money for food, knew better than that, sent some food with them to eat but the stories the 2 where telling me made a pretty good believer to me to stay clear. out of the 2 people out at the house that night several years back one finaly got help. the other got shot. I never could understand after all we hear and see on this meth why anyone would even try it. hopefully the law will keep up the good work in busting these people

-- Posted by owensburg waiting on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 11:14 PM

@ owensburg waiting :

A gram is $100 on the street.

-- Posted by mp on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 11:28 PM

Good job!! Keep these people off the streets!

-- Posted by robertbob on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 12:42 AM

Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by pooka1 on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 5:56 AM

There are 28 grams in an ounce, so on the street that would be $14,000 a day!!! Makes what I make working look like nothing!!! Why 3 trips a day, if you have that kind of money, get it all at once and cut down on the suspicious activities!!

-- Posted by nj8782 on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 8:46 AM

Very good job!

-- Posted by webdogz on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 8:50 AM

Great job, Greene County Drug Task Force! This bust makes me wonder how many local "customers" these dealers were supplying. I don't know how big is a dose of meth, but what was siezed sounds like a lot of "hits".

-- Posted by Bendog on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 10:34 AM

To all of the above...I appreciate all of your stories, it is amazing that people are against this epidemic in Greene County. I lived with someone who made meth, I knew it, but I was renting from what I thought was a friend...thank God that things turned around, I got out of there before I got blown up. I have never touched the stuff, but I've seen the effects and people are crazy on it. Thank you, Drug Task Force and thanks to all the people supporting you!! God bless America!

-- Posted by bretmichaelsfan on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 10:48 AM

What about the supplier??? No arrest made on them or are they confidential informants that can get by with it? They do all the work for the police anyway!

-- Posted by nj8782 on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 11:40 AM

perhaps the best way to deal with this problem is to lace their product with a deadly poison and then let the dealer go back to work, that way they can pass it out, it gets consumed and one less crack head to deal with. It would stimulate the economy at the same time, just think all the coffens that could be produced when we can get rid of the people doing this. not to mention the money saved from the states funding to those who spend their welfare checks on meth, more grocieres could be purchased,more kids could grow up in stable homes, and people would have more money to spend since the scum had not had the chance to break into their homes and steal from the non users. I hate to say, one bust will definatly hurt the supply line but the ones who are buying will just find another avenue to get their supplys. my vote is to put a bounty on every dealer. saves our tax dollors when we dont have to lock them up in our jails. a little black powder could cure a lot of white powder. I would be interested to know how many of the current jail population has been locked up with trouble starting with Meth. Hopefully before long we can have a better way of tracking the products being purchased so that people cant go from one store to another to buy as much of the products needed. I would not have a problem with showing ID and entering my informaton into a data base if it would curb the manufacture of meth down.

-- Posted by owensburg waiting on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 12:39 PM

Great job keep up the good work to get this scum off our streets. This is a problem that must be a job for us all.We help our police and return they keep us and our children and living area safe.

Great Job to all of our law enforcement officers everywhere.

-- Posted by alicezimmerman28@gmail.com on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 1:31 PM

Fantastic work to all involved!!!!!

-- Posted by peaceloveandprayers on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 1:46 PM

Does anybody know where they lived in Solsberry?

-- Posted by For Liberty on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 3:09 PM

It takes a lot of people half the year to

make what theses scumbag are making in a days

time. Oh, and the informants never get in trouble. They

may end up dead before they know it though!

-- Posted by robertbob on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 5:18 PM

GO GCDTF!!!! YOU ARE ALL ROCKIN!!!! This meth crap has got to stop!!!!! LPD,JPD and all other law enforcement officers put their lives on the line EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!! I just can't say enough THANK YOU!!!

As a parent of a meth addict I have to say the pain goes deep. I love my child,but I cannot tolerate her lifestyle. I don't see her often, the old addage "outta sight, outta mind" does not work. She is in my thoughts and prayers every single day. I do not give her cash for any purpose what so ever. I will not be an enabler. Tough love..... hmmm if that's what you call it.

I just wanna say once again GREAT JOB GCDTF!!!

-- Posted by wmemp on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 6:36 PM

perhaps the best way to deal with this problem is to lace their product with a deadly poison

UMM....

It is made from Deadly Poisons....

-- Posted by webdogz on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 8:23 PM

your right webdogz, it is poison, not sure what all is in it but battery acid? draino? who knows what all, after seeing the post by MP that a gram is worth 100 bucks, thats 2 times the price of gold. where do these people come up with that kind of money? id rather just keep my earnings honest, as they say easy come easy go. this ecidemic is really sad that such money is made in it. sometimes i wonder if making drug posesion legal if it would drive the prices down to the point that no one would be interested in dealing it. but then again you cant give a green light on such a product that destroys so many people. if it was just the users involved then so be it, but it affects us all especially the kids of the users hopefully bust will continue and the jail time will serve as an example to what the true cost is.

-- Posted by owensburg waiting on Sat, Dec 4, 2010, at 12:44 PM

Ok everytime I put a comment on here like everyone else, mine are taking off, but you can have one guy talking about killing people by lacing this deadly drug that will in the long run do that it self and another person want to shot people with black powder and my comment was taken off for calling out a narc that works for police and act as if they are these people friends,just to get out of trouble, that's fine. Just remember the next time you go out to your shed or garage and find your stuff stolen or your home invaded, you remember that the police, the guys you trust to keep your homes and family safe, let these people go for a bit of untruth information. If they would have done their jobs maybe their story in this paper would been filled with more facts than fiction! The dect. Josh Goodman, Brad Crawford would like to at least have his wallet back,and anything else that should have been placed with his belonging at the jail, now let's see how long this one stays!

-- Posted by concerned parent2010 on Mon, Dec 6, 2010, at 1:14 AM


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