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Greensburg Police make major meth arrest

Greensburg Police joined federal officials in an operation that saw the arrest of three people, one of them a suspected meth dealer.
 
During the month of May, Detectives of the Greensburg Police Department (GPD) received information that several individuals were involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the area. Through a series of subsequent investigations, investigators say that they learned that a Latino male identified as "Ben" was the primary source. Detectives identified the suspect as 48-year-old Bernabe Castillo-Moreno.  

GPD officials say that detectives conducted a background investigation on Castillo-Moreno, learning that he is currently in the United States as an illegal alien. They add that Castillo-Moreno was convicted of murder in Texas and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Detectives say they applied for, and received, an arrest/search warrant for Castillo-Moreno. Detectives and GPD's K-9 unit traveled to Indianapolis on Thursday to execute the warrant, with the help of agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Castillo-Moreno was located and taken into custody without incident. Two other subjects were also arrested. GPD officials say one of them has direct ties to a Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization. Castillo-Moreno was transported back to the Decatur County Jail to be processed. He is facing felony counts of conspiracy to deal methamphetamine.

GPD officials say that the DEA took custody of the other two suspects. They add that this investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. Chief Stacey Chasteen says this arrest will cut the supply of methamphetamine entering Greensburg.

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014 11:53:31 AM

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