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Joint investigation leads to two arrests

Friday, January 9, 2009

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.

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The Clay County Sheriffs Department is still going strong and making us proud. Way to go Sheriff Heaton and all the deputies that is making it all possible. Keep up the great work and taking the drug dealers and weapons off the streets. We all should be very happy of the results this department is giving us while we sleep soundly at night. Way to go guys!!!

-- Posted by truthandwisdom4u on Sat, Jan 10, 2009, at 4:31 PM

Well put truthandwisdom4u...Sheriff Heaton, Chief Deputy Gambill, and their crime fighting deputies seem to be doing everything they can to stop the drug dealers and other criminals. They're really making a difference in Clay County. Way to go guys. We are blessed to have such a sheriff's department in Clay County.

-- Posted by flycatcher on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 8:08 AM

Clay County Sheriffs Dept. leadership concentrates on the job at hand, instead of how can we undermine members of the dept.behind their backs so they can't defend themselves, takes a lot of time away from the job, ring any bells ?

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 11:02 AM

that bust was all bologna. everything they took was legitimate. titles for everything and receipts for everything. they shouldn't have busted in like they were the squad. and I'm positive that Joe Sanders is not a drug dealer or anything of the sort. he doesn't use drugs. Plus, how is he a common nuisance at his own home? I'm sure he wasn't bothering anyone. maybe the police should focus on the facts and not what's set in front of their faces.

-- Posted by littlekidmeg on Sun, Jan 11, 2009, at 12:56 PM

littlekidmeg ---that bust was all bologna. everything they took was legitimate.

I bet the Marijuana that was found was legitimate.....thats why he is in jail. (Not to mentioned guns and meth....sounds like bologna to me)

Way to go Clay County Sheriff's Department.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Mon, Jan 12, 2009, at 12:24 AM

BigCB20- did you ever think it could have been planted. And that maybe I would know since I'm sorta related to him. The police are stupid and I would never call them.

-- Posted by littlekidmeg on Mon, Jan 12, 2009, at 12:53 PM

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