Sheriff Buncich Announces 3 Successful Drug Raids; Seizure of Weapons and Drugs

15 Oct

by Ken Davidson



Sheriff John Buncich

Sheriff John Buncich stands in front of over $700,000 seized drugs.

Standing in front of a cache of weapons and drugs this morning, Sheriff Buncich gave credit to his undercover and interdiction teams for 3 separate incidents of “good police work.”  The first of the three events involved a mother who was purchasing guns for her sons aged 18-21 in Gary’s Glen Park neighborhood according to Buncich.  Buncich explained that a home was raided in the Glen Park neighborhood after surveillance indicated that members of the street gang “Get Fresh Boys” were engaging in criminal activity at the residence. The names of the suspects are not being released at this time according to Buncich because the investigation continues.  Among the items seized in that raid were high powered rifles and handguns.  Computers were also seized.  Buncich stated that the investigation continues with the forensic unit analyzing the computer, ATF analyzing the weapons, and other teams utilizing other intel obtained in the raids.

seized weapons Gary, IN

shandguns and rifles seized by Lake County Sheriff’s officers in a raid in Glen Park Gary, IN

On Thursday, Sheriff’s officers raided homes in Hobart and Gary.  Officers arrested Corey Reed and an unnamed female at the Hobart residence where they also seized cocaine with a street value over $200,000, $38,000 in cash and a late model vehicle according to Sheriff Buncich.  Charges have been filed against both Reed and the female.

On Friday the interdiction team, a group of officers which Buncich described as “specially trained to spot drug traffickers”, stopped a pickup truck with Ohio plates on 80-94 near Ripley Street.  The owner of the vehicle consented to a search and police discovered marijuana with a street value of over $500,000 according to Buncich.   Arrested were Francisco Martinez and Miguel Perez.  Buncich stated that the men admitted they had been paid $1,000 to transport the marijuana and the final destination was Cleveland.

Lake County Sheriff Seizes Cocaine

Cocaine seized by Lake County Sheriff from a Hobart home on Thursday

gary indiana drug raid nets weapons, drugs

cache of weapons, drugs and paraphernalia seized by Lake County sheriff in Gary, Hobart drug raids



5 Responses to “Sheriff Buncich Announces 3 Successful Drug Raids; Seizure of Weapons and Drugs”

  1. Travis Jones via Facebook October 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm #


  2. Travis Jones via Facebook October 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    guy was suppose to be serving a 4 yr LCCC sentence when this happen

  3. The Northwest Indiana Gazette via Facebook October 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Thank you for the additional information Travis Jones Wonder why he was not in jail.

  4. The Northwest Indiana Gazette via Facebook October 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm #


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