Search warrant yields drugs


UNION CITY, Ind. – A police search of a Union City, Indiana, residence that had been under investigation for drugs yielded heroin, marijuana and a variety of paraphernalia.

The Union City Police Department Special Entry Tactical Team (SETT) served the search warrant early Tuesday morning, about 12:47 a.m., at 624 N. Union St., in Union City, Indiana, concluding an investigation into reported drug use, and possible sales and manufacturing at the residence.

Five people were at the residence when the warrant was served, including a child.

One adult was arrested after officers located drugs, paraphernalia and items possibly used in sales of narcotics. During the search, officers located marijuana, several syringes, empty gel caps, heroin and numerous pills, along with other items of paraphernalia.

Kyle Scott Hartman, 26, of Union City, Indiana, was arrested on the following charges: dealing a narcotic drug, level 5 felony; possession of narcotic drug, level 6 felony; dealing controlled substance, level 6 felony; sale/transfer of a precursor, level 6 felony; possession of a syringe, level 6 felony; maintaining common nuisance, level 6 felony; possession of controlled substance, A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, B misdemeanor; and reckless possession of paraphernalia, B misdemeanor.

He is being held in Randolph County Jail.

“Our SETT team is comprised of officers from both Union City Indiana and Union City Ohio Police Departments, as well as members of the Union City Indiana Fire Department,” said Assistant Chief William Bradbury. “Many agencies have come together to combat the drug and addiction issues in Union City and the surrounding areas. We have collaborated in all aspects of this fight, including educating our communities and children, offering help to those who struggle with addiction via the Police Hope Initiative Program, as well as investigation and enforcement.” photo

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