HAMILTON — Hamilton Police Chief Jordan Carter has officially taken over the department this month.
Carter, along with Hamilton Police Officer Tyler Norton, spoke with the Journal Record concerning the state of Hamilton’s illegal drug problem.
Illegal drugs, especially opioids, have plagued Hamilton and other communities in Marion County for the past several years.
According to Carter, 19 drug related arrests were made in May.
“Those range anywhere from methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana, illegal possession of prescription medication and illegally obtained controlled substances,” said Carter. “We also had five DUIs (in May).”
Among the drugs found in Hamilton, fentanyl, according to Carter and Norton, is the most dangerous.
“It’s blown up. I’ve never seen as much of it as I have in the last six months,” said Norton. “It’s not just powder fentanyl. You’re looking at pressed pills also.”
See complete story in the Journal Record.