Drug Investigation Leads to Narcotics, Firearms, And A Washington Man Behind Bars (PHOTOS)

EDITOR’S NOTE: NNDC normally does not report news items such as the one below as it occurred outside Dubois County, but due to the amount of drugs and guns recovered, we feel this story is of interest locally.

Stephen Lyford

Stephen Lyford

Washington (Indiana State Police) – A drug investigation Sunday morning ended with the recovery of numerous types of narcotics, firearms, and a Washington resident arrested on 10 different criminal charges.

Early Sunday morning, Trooper Mitch Wier began an investigation into possible drug activity at 1776 Maxwell Avenue in Washington. Trooper Wier, after obtaining enough information and probable cause, applied for a search warrant through the Daviess County Circuit Court. After receiving the warrant, Wier, with members of the Washington Police Department and Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, searched the residence owned by 38-year old Steven W. Lyford.

During the search, officers were able to find an estimated 14 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 17 grams of marijuana, small amounts of heroin and morphine, and 31 firearms. Of the guns seized, one handgun was entered into computers as stolen through Knox County, Indiana.

Officers later learned that Lyford had in fact been dealing methamphetamine.

Lyford was transported to the Daviess County Security Center, without incident.

Indiana State Police at Jasper says Lyford has been charged with…

– Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony
– Possession of Methamphetamine over 10 grams, Level 4 Felony
– Possession of Heroin, Level 6 Felony
– Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor
– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
– Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
– Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Level 6 Felony
– Neglect of a Dependent, Level 5 Felony
– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony
– False Informing, Class A Misdemeanor

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