The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team made four felony drug-dealing arrests Friday in a case that has been underway for about a year.
Sgt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, said that warrants were served Friday on the four men suspected in the sale of methamphetamine and cocaine. Harris said that 23-year-old, Erlin Lucero, of Clark Boulevard in Columbus and Jose R. Dominguez Cruz of Alan Drive were arrested on two preliminary counts of dealing methamphetamine. 29-year-old Albin E. Asencio, of Longshore Drive, is facing two counts of dealing in cocaine and 30-year-old Carlos M. Martinez of Joseph Cox Court is accused of one count of dealing in cocaine and two counts of dealing in meth.
Harris said that officers from the Indiana State Police and FBI assisted with the investigation. The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team is made up of deputies from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, officers from the Columbus Police Department, and the county prosecutor’s office.