A joint investigation between the Clay County and Parke County sheriff's departments, along with the Indiana State Police, led to the arrest of a Brazil resident Thursday.
Although preliminary details are sketchy, officials confirmed to The Brazil Times Friday evening, officers served a search warrant on Joseph Sanders' residence, 2718 West County Road 1100 North, Thursday.
Several firearms, methamphetamine, marijuana and other items were seized during the execution of the warrant.
Sanders, 48, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing marijuana/hash oil/hashish, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
He is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on a $10,000 bond, awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar.
Meanwhile, the Parke County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence in rural Mansfield.
Officers discovered firearms, some of which were reported stolen, along with several other items, all of which were seized.
James "Tad" Forrest, 33, rural Carbon, Parke County, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of firearms by a serious violent felon and receiving stolen property.
Forrest is currently being held at the Parke County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Further details about the investigation, which has been ongoing for several months, were unavailable as of press time.