Marko S. Williams (left) and Daryl Hassan
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Four police agencies cooperated to arrest two Cincinnati men accused of dealing heroin in Lawrenceburg.
The Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Lawrenceburg Police Department, and Rising Sun Police Department all assisted in the several month long investigation which culminated in the arrests Thursday.
Marko S. Williams, 30, and Daryl Hassan Murph, 21, are charged with Dealing in a Narcotic Drug in an amount involving 3 grams or more and Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug in an amount involving 3 grams or more. Both offenses are Class A felonies.
According to a press release from the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s Office, Williams and Murph were apprehended on Interstate 275 attempting to leave Indiana after the delivery of a significant amount of heroin in Lawrenceburg. As the two suspects fled the area, Lawrenceburg Police K-9 Officer Jacob Jump and Lawrenceburg Police Sgt. Brian Miller initiated a felony stop on I-275 near the state line.
The heroin being delivered in southeast Indiana was from a source in Cincinnati.
The investigation continued and after making several controlled purchases of heroin in Dearborn County, the case was brought to a close on Thursday.
“The individuals arrested as a result of this investigation were trafficking a significant amount of heroin in Ohio and Indiana. This investigation again demonstrates the results that can be obtained by the Special Crimes Unit and the interagency cooperation from local law enforcement agencies,” said Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard.
Williams and Murph each face 20 to 50 years in prison if convicted. Their initial appearances in court are scheduled for Monday.