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8 Arrested in Southeast Side Drug Raid

An Evansville Police Department Cruiser parked in downtown Evansville.
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An Evansville Police Department Cruiser parked in downtown Evansville.

EPD: Police received numerous complaints about drug activity at Margybeth Ave. home.

Authorities have released the names of eight people facing charges after a drug raid on Evansville’s Southeast Side. WNIN’s John Gibson has the update:

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Joint Drug Task Force – with the help of a SWAT team -- executed a search warrant at a home in the 2300 block of Margybeth Ave. on Thursday.

EPD Sgt. Anna Gray says the raid followed numerous complaints about illegal drug activity at the home.

Officers took eight people into custody.

One suspect barricaded himself inside the house and surrendered after police used pepper spray.

One suspect reportedly tried to flee but was captured with the help of a police K-9.

Police arrested 45-year-old Rolshon Michael Hudson, 41-year-old Jack Harden, 25-year-old Shienkita Foster, 26-year-old Kenneth Gardner, 36-year-old Trevel Carpenter, 37-year-old Andrea Bell, 31-year-old Kari Nicole Skelton, and 45-year-old Maurice Joyce.

They face charges ranging from felony drug dealing to visiting a common nuisance.

Sgt. Gray says officers recovered five firearms, narcotics including fentanyl, digital scales, and a large amount of cash from inside the house.

MORE: Gray says tips from the public can take dangerous narcotics and weapons off the streets.

Anyone with information about narcotics activity is urged to call the EPD’s Tip Line at 812-436-6194.