Surveillance of home results in heroin arrest

Police conducting undercover surveillance of a home in the 4200 block of State Road 46 West arrested a Nashville man on felony drug charges April 12.

A detective with the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement section had been watching a home that Sean M. Elkins was living in after receiving tips that Elkins was involved in the sale and distribution of heroin.

While surveying, the detective witnessed a gold Jeep Cherokee leave the home with expired vehicle registration. The detective contacted Indiana State Police Troopers Riley Nungester and Allen Deel to pull it over.

Nungester stopped it in the area of Lower Schooner Road and State Road 46. Approaching the vehicle, Nungester reported seeing Elkins, who was the rear-seat passenger, concealing something in his pants.

Deel’s K9 officer, Drogo, indicated there were narcotics around the vehicle. During a pat-down, Nungester reported finding a box in Elkins’ pants containing several syringes. One was loaded with heroin, a probable cause affidavit said.

Elkins was arrested and taken to the Brown County jail. On April 13, he was charged with possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of a syringe, both Level 6 felonies.