RICHMOND, Ind. — There was no doubt Friday the Wayne County Drug Task Force had visited a South B Street residence.
Task force officers left their calling card. Two signs, one in a window and one on the door, announced they had closed another drug house.
Travis Charles Reed, 40, was arrested inside the west half of a duplex in the 1100 block of South B Street, according to a news release. He had been the target of a task force investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine.
The task force had executed controlled buys of methamphetamine from Reed, and that enabled officers to receive an arrest warrant for Reed on two Level 3 felony charges of dealing methamphetamine. SWAT team members executed the warrant Friday at Reed’s residence, which is just a couple of blocks from Vaile Elementary School and a little more than a block from Tenth Street Park.
Cash and narcotics were found inside the residence, and that resulted in additional preliminary charges against Reed of possession of a narcotic drug and maintaining a common nuisance, both as Level 6 felonies.
Tara Ann Vickers, 40, also was arrested during the raid. She was lodged in the Wayne County Jail on preliminary charges of possession of a narcotic drug and maintaining a common nuisance, both as Level 6 felonies, according to jail records.
Both were arrested without incident.
Reed remained jailed Friday afternoon with bonds totaling $32,500. He has previous Wayne County felony convictions for dealing a controlled substance, intimidation and assisting a criminal. He also has misdemeanor convictions for five counts of driving without ever receiving a license, four counts of driving with a suspended license and one count of conversion.
Vickers remained jailed Friday afternoon with a $7,500 bond. She has a previous misdemeanor conviction for check deception.