Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested an Indianapolis man on several drug-dealing charges this afternoon.
At 3:30 p.m., excise officers saw Alonzo Maxie, 42, of Indianapolis, driving a 1990 Chevy Suburban north on Luett Street near 18th. Maxie had an active arrest warrant for dealing marijuana after an excise officer had purchased marijuana from Maxie on three separate occasions.
Excise officers stopped Maxie’s vehicle at 18th and Luett Street. He was then arrested on the warrant for dealing marijuana. Excise officers found a hand rolled cigarette containing marijuana on Maxie when he was being arrested.
During an inventory of the vehicle prior to towing it, excise officers located a bag with two clear plastic bags of suspected marijuana (over 30 grams), a digital scale, approximately 212 empty clear plastic bags and a pair of scissors.
In addition to the warrant, Maxie was also arrested on preliminary charges of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana (over 30 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana’s Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.