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The Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section, the ISP Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section), and the Mitchell Police Department concluded a lengthy investigation last week into a methamphetamine and heroin dealing operation in Mitchell. 

ISP had received information that Joshua P. Clevenger, 46, was allegedly dealing both methamphetamine and heroin in Lawrence County. The investigation led troopers to apply for and receive a search warrant for Clevenger’s residence in the 1000 block of Warren Street in Mitchell.

Upon execution of the search warrant, troopers located over 200 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 7 grams of heroin/fentanyl, a small amount of marijuana, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, and over $1,300.00 of US currency.

Joshua Clevenger was arrested for Dealing Methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony), Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 3 Felony), Dealing Heroin (Level 3 Felony), and Possession of Heroin (Level 5 Felony). 

He was incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail.

Troopers assisting DES with the investigation and search warrant execution included Caleb Garvin, Richard Klun and K9 partner Loki, Matthew Hatchett and K9 partner Axe, and Sgt. Greg Day. Lawrence County Highway Interdiction Officer Shaun Cabral and K9 partner Jack also assisted with the search warrant.

Anyone with information regarding illegal drugs is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411. Your tip can remain confidential and could save a life.