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Upon a release of information yesterday afternoon, Indiana State Police say a drug investigation from Sunday lead to the arrest of a Washington man who was arrested on 10 different criminal charges, that included a Level 2 Felony count of dealing Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony of Heroin possession, Level 5 Felony of neglect of a dependent, among other charges.

Steven Lyford mugshot
Mugshot: Steven W. Lyford (Photo Courtesy of: Indiana State Police-Jasper District 34)

After conducting a drug investigation authorities recovered numerous types of narcotics and firearms.

The investigation began early Sunday morning when a trooper initiated an investigation resulting in information gathering and due to probable cause geared towards applying and receiving a search warrant, through the Daviess County Circuit Court, for the residence of 38 year old Steven Lyford of Washington.

Photo Courtesy of: Indiana State Police-Jasper District 34

The Indiana State Police trooper, members of the Washington Police Department and Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, searched the residence along the 1700 block on Maxwell Avenue.

During the search, officers were able to find an estimated 14 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 17 grams of marijuana, small amounts of heroin and morphine, and 31 firearms. Of the guns seized, one handgun was entered into computers as stolen through Knox County, Indiana. Officers later learned that Lyford had in fact been dealing methamphetamine.

Lyford was transported to the Daviess County Security Center, without incident.

The full list of charges can be found in the report from Indiana State Police Public Information Officer-Sergeant Philip Hensley.


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