From left: Marquese Bell, Eric Newton, De'Aundre Twilley and Michelle Brown.
Wednesday's search warrant finds drugs, guns and stolen money to pay bills
Four people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after Muncie and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Streeter Avenue.
Michelle Brown, De'Aundre Twilley, Eric Newton and Marquese Bell were all taken into custody after police found guns, bags of white powder and marijuana edibles at the residence.
Brown is preliminarily charged with dealing in a controlled substance, theft, possession of a narcotic drug an maintaining a common nuisance. Twilley is preliminarily charged with dealing in a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic drug and maintaining a common nuisance.
Police served the search warrant after they received a report from a woman saying that money was being taken out of her account to pay for Brown's bills, according to the probable cause affidavit. Police say that from November 2016 to May 2017 Brown took almost $8,000 from the woman's bank account to pay her bills.
When police arrived at the residence they found two handguns, large denomination bills and scales covered with white powder. Twilley, who is Brown's son, was searched and found to have around $8,000 in his pockets.
Police also seized pills in clear plastic bags and marijuana edibles from California. All together the four bags of whitish powder that were seized totaled 32.4 grams.
Brown told police that she had no clue that the money from the bank account was being transferred to pay for her expenses but later said she just typed a random account number in and it worked. Brown also told police she did not know about the heroin dealing operation in her home.
Indianapolis Police patterned with Muncie Police in the search warrant because of a possible connection to the unsolved disappearance of Angie Barlow. Barlow disappeared on the North side of Indianapolis last October.
"Upon executing the search warrant there were arrests that were made by Muncie Police on various, unrelated charges," IMPD said in a statement. "As far as the Barlow case goes, it is still an open investigation that we are still actively and aggressively investigating.”
Brown is being held in the Delaware County Jail on a $82,700 bond. Twilley is being held in the Delaware County Jail on a $75,000 bond.