Ninth Suspect Arrested in Drug Investigation

By Maureen Mespell
By Scott Sarvay
By Katrina Helmer
By Eric Olson

January 26, 2012 Updated Jan 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM EST

ANGOLA, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Steuben County Sheriff and Angola Police Officers have arrested the ninth suspect in a multi-month drug investigation. Eight other suspects were rounded up beginning Thursday afternoon on drug dealing charges.

Rogelio Cruz eluded police but turned himself in to authorities Saturday afternoon. Arrested in the sweep were:

1. James A. Scott age 34. Currently housed in the Steuben County Jail on unrelated charges. Charges include 2 counts dealing in Methamphetamine both class B felonies. $50,000.00 dollar bond on each charge.

2. Warren T. Halls III age 33 of Angola. Charged with Dealing Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a public park a class A felony. Bond $100,000.00.

3. Shelly L. Gibbeny age 46 of Angola. Dealing in cocaine a class B felony. Held without bail.

4. Robert W. Baldwin age 47 of Angola. Charged with 2 class A felony counts of Dealing in Cocaine. Bond $200,000.00

5. Brian E. Villano age 27 and currently housed in the Steuben County jail on unrelated charges. Charged with one count of dealing in a look-a-like substance a class C felony. Bond $25,000.00

6. Dustin W. Vanwagner age 29 of Angola. Charged with three counts of dealing in a schedule I, II, III controlled substance. All three class B felonies. Also charged with Dealing in Marijuana a class A misdemeanor. Bond 155,000.00

7. Kacy R. Wheeler age 21 of Angola. Charged with one count of dealing in a look-a-like substance a class C felony. Bond $25,000.00

8. David Long was taken into custody by Angola City Police Friday afternoon in Angola

The arrests were part of the I.M.A.G.E. (Indiana Multi Agency Group Enforcement), a multi jurisdictional drug task force made up of officers from the counties of Steuben, LaGrange, Noble and DeKalb Counties. IMAGE investigates drug related crimes and is funded in part by a grant from the Edward Byrne memorial JAG grant administered through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. IMAGE also receives funding through area prosecutors, law enforcement agencies and organizations like Drug Free and other civic and community groups.




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