Joint agency drug enforcement action results in large fentanyl bust & arrests

(Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail)

Two Elkhart men has been arrested and, as many as 15,000 pills containing suspected fentanyl have been confiscated by investigators and officers with multiple local agencies.

The investigation, warrant searches and arrests were conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 2, by officers of the St. Joseph County Police, Indiana State Police, Elkhart County Intelligence & Covert Enforcement Unit, South Bend Police, Mishawaka Police, U. S. Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Jerry L. Edwards, 63, and Guadalupe Reyes Jr., 46, were arrested in possession of the pills outside a restaurant on Main Street in Elkhart.

(Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police)

As part of an ongoing investigation, two search warrants were then executed for residences in the 900 block of Grant Street in Elkhart. Items seized from one of the Grant Street residences included suspected fentanyl pills, marijuana, and a firearm.

Edwards and Reyes were booked into the St. Joseph County Jail to await federal drug charges of Conspiracy To Distribute Fentanyl.

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