Jesse Teshawn Ruffin and Toriauna Anderson
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Greendale, Ind.) – Two individuals who may have been contributing to southeast Indiana’s heroin epidemic have been arrested.
Earlier this month, the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit began an investigation after detectives received information about heroin trafficking in the county.
On Tuesday, the investigation came to a conclusion when detectives observed the suspects meeting with another individual in a business parking lot on Flossie Drive. Once a drug deal allegedly occurred, officers stationed in the area surrounded the suspect vehicle and detained the occupants.
Two of the three people in the vehicle were arrested. Toriauna Anderson, 21, of Cincinnati, faces two counts of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Heroin) (Class B felony). Jesse Teshawn Ruffin, 25, of Cincinnati, is charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Heroin) (Class B felony).
A third individual in the vehicle was not charged and was released.
Anderson and Ruffin are currently held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center awaiting their initial hearings in Dearborn Superior Court I on Friday.