Police from multiple agencies last week made 45 arrests and seized 39 pounds of marijuana, including pot-laced baked goods, as part of a two-day crackdown in the Peru area, the Indiana State Police said Monday.
The Peru District of the Indiana State Police organized the busts that took place Wednesday and Thursday. Troopers from the Lowell and Fort Wayne districts took part, as did officers from the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, Peru Police Department and Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.
Of the 45 arrests, 12 were on felony charges and two were for drunken driving. Along with the 39 pounds of pot, officers came across drug paraphernalia, 58 grams of psychedelic mushrooms, 2 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of cocaine and 1 1/2 strips of LSD, state police said.
Most of the marijuana seized was found in bread, cookies and butter that had been laced with the drug, state police said.