It took 50 days, but officials have captured the last suspect from the August drug sweep.
"Members of the United States Marshal's Office Fugitive Task Force notified us they have Nicole J. Bond-Lange in custody," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times. "They located her in Oklahoma."
Bond-Lange, 38, Brazil, was wanted for two class B felony charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, two class D felony charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and two class B misdemeanor charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance.
Bond-Lange's arrest warrant was one of 40 issued by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for the August drug sweep in which more than 60 local, state and federal law enforcement officers served at residences in Clay, Parke, Owen, Hendricks and Monroe counties.
Heaton said the US Marshal's Office is helping with the arrangements to bring Bond-Lange back to Clay County, but that doesn't mean the investigation is over.
"(The Fugitive Task Force's) job isn't over yet," Heaton said. "They are still gathering information and evidence connected with the arrests they have made and the connections with our drug sweep."
Clay County Justice Center officials confirmed two officers were being dispatched to Oklahoma Sunday evening to bring Bond-Lange back Monday for formal arraignment per the court calendar this week.
As local residents continue to report suspected drug activity in their neighborhoods and more leads are generated from information obtained from prior drug arrests, officers become involved with more and more drug investigations.
"Our residents don't want drugs in their community," he said. "Their tips helped this investigation. Their future tips will help us build more cases against other suspects."
It is a battle that Heaton said law enforcement officers would not stop waging until the war is over.
"This investigation is far from over," he said. "If we have this many cases in the future, whenever that is -- a week from now, a year from now -- when we're ready, we will do this again."