According to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Ricky R. Atkinson, 54, was recently taken into custody on an arrest warrant for dealing a controlled substance schedule 1, 2, 3 and maintaining common nuisance.
On Monday, members of CCSD, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force worked with law enforcement officials in Vigo and Owen counties to serve nine arrest warrants as the culmination of a drug investigation that started more than a year ago. Although seven of the original nine suspects were apprehended, three additional suspects were picked up during Monday's sweep and taken to the CCJC on unrelated arrest warrants.
Officials confirmed to The Brazil Times the department is still awaiting outstanding warrants to be served in at least one other case originating in Clay County, however the criminal act actually occurred in other area jurisdictions.
Atkinson is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed) while awaiting further court proceedings.