Around 3:30 a.m., local officials were unable to locate two suspects at a rural Parke County residence, but their luck changed upon returning to Clay County.
Within 90 minutes, two separate arrest teams of deputies working in the city of Brazil arrested seven "target" suspects before 8 a.m. Three individuals, who were not being sought as part of the warrant sweep, were also arrested on various charges and one suspect wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant in Parke County was taken into custody.
As officers involved in the operation took a break to strategize how to proceed with the remaining arrest warrants, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said more information would be released later today.
Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger, who was on site during the early morning operation to advise on legal and procedural matters and assist deputies in obtaining potential search warrants, said some suspects could appear in court as early as this afternoon.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.