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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Bloomington District Recaps A.C.E.S 2021 Efforts

BLOOMINGTON - ( January 24, 2022) - With the new year in full swing, The Indiana State Police Bloomington District A.C.E.S (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section) reviewed their efforts in 2021

The team which was started at the end of 2016 by Sgt. Greg Day patrols all seven counties in the district and consists of S/Trp. Allen Deel, S/Trp. Richard Klun & K9 Loki, Trp. Caleb Garvin, Trp. Chance Humphrey, Trp. Ian Portteus & K9 Zeus and Trp. Matt Hatchett & K9 Axe.


2021 Stats:

Criminal Defendants Arrested: 387

Total Criminal Charges: 1,030

Total Felony Criminal Charges: 468

Heroin/Fentanyl Seized: 641 grams (almost 1 ½ pound)

Methamphetamine Seized: 3,667 grams (over 8 pounds)

Cocaine Seized: 3 grams

Marijuana Seized: 8,579 grams (over 19 pounds)

Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 4

Police Services: 1,550

Traffic Contacts: 2,818

OWI Arrests: 26

Crashes Investigated: 70

"The work done by our A.C.E.S. team is a testament to what can happen when Troopers work together by focusing on what is going on in the communities that they serve," said Lt. Paul Bucher, Commander of the Bloomington District. Bucher further stated, “Over the last 5 years, a lot has happened in the world but our A.C.E.S. teams work ethic didn’t stop, and I’d be remiss if we didn’t capture the whole story of their work.”


2017-2021 Five Year Total Stats:

Criminal Defendants Arrested: 2,289

Total Criminal Charges: 6,066

Total Felony Criminal Charges: 2,595

Heroin/Fentanyl Seized: 869 grams (almost 2 pounds)

Methamphetamine Seized: 9,662 grams (21 ½ pounds)

Cocaine Seized: 210 grams (1/2 pound)

Marijuana Seized: 24,984 grams (over 55 pounds)

Stolen Vehicles Recovered: 19

Police Services: 8,098

Traffic Contacts: 17,066

OWI Arrests: 288

Crashes Investigated: 344

In addition, the A.C.E.S. have completed 168 public appearances/educational programs and made over 200 visits to rural schools.

Sgt. Day commended his team members and the work they have accomplished. "I could not be prouder of the quality of work that the A.C.E.S. team produced last year, and more importantly the work over the last 5 years. These troopers are a great asset to the district and the communities for which they live, serve and care so much about. When you can remove that much heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine from the streets of small-town America, lives get saved and the citizens are safer because of it.”

Anyone with illegal drug activity information is requested to call the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411. All calls are confidential.

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