Yesterday afternoon just after 2 o’clock, a drug investigation by the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section (DES) and the ISP Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section) led to a felony arrest. 

Arrested and charged was Jacob D. Tarter, 25 of Bloomington:

  • Dealing Heroin, Level 3 Felony
  • Possession of Heroin, Level 4 Felony
  • Possession of Cocaine, Level 6 Felony
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony

3 Felony Warrants ~ 1) Probation Violation on original charge of resisting law enforcement, 2) Probation Violation on original charge of battery resulting in bodily injury, 3) Violation of Pretrial Release on original charge of False Informing.

Troopers located Jacob Tarter in his vehicle, at the Ferguson Dog Park on Stone Mill Road, just north of Bloomington. 

Tarter was observed there conducting what appeared to be a transaction. As ISP Troopers approached the area, Tarter was taken into custody.

Tarter was wanted on three active felony warrants through Monroe County.

He was found to be in possession of approximately 9 grams of heroin and 1 gram of cocaine. 

Anyone with illegal drug information is encouraged to contact the Bloomington Indiana State Police Post at 812-332-4411. Your tip can remain anonymous and could save lives!

Officers assisting with the investigation included ISP DES, Sgt. Greg Day, Trp. Jeremy Cox and Trp. Mark Clephane.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.