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    Drug Task Force: Muncie teen repeatedly sold fentanyl pills to agent

    By Douglas Walker, Muncie Star Press,


    MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie teenager has been accused of repeatedly selling fentanyl pills to agents for the Muncie/Delaware County Drug Task Force.

    Antron D'Shaun Young, 18, was arrested Tuesday on five preliminary charges — dealing in a narcotic drug, dealing in cocaine, dealing in marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a controlled substance.

    The Delaware County prosecutor's office will determine whether formal charges will be filed in the case.

    According to an affidavit, members of the drug task force, accompanied by the Muncie Police Department's SWAT team, on Tuesday executed a search warrant Young's home. in the 600 block of West Ninth Street. The raid came after a "two-month drug dealing investigation."

    The court document alleged Young had been involved in "multiple controlled buys" of "pressed fentanyl M-30 pills,"

    In the house, officers reportedly recovered three plastic bags and a shoe box containing a "large amount" of the pills, weighing a total of 130 grams.

    Also seized, according to the affidavit, were three bags containing a total of 5.1 grams of cocaine, and 20 bags, each containing 3.5 grams or marijuana, along with 10 Suboxone strips.

    Cash found in shoe boxes included bills that had been used in earlier controlled drug deals, investigator Mike Nickens wrote.

    Interviewed after his arrest, Young reportedly told investigators he was "just a (drug) user."

    An affidavit signed by Delaware Circuit Court 2 Judge Kimberly Dowling on Wednesday indicated Young would be held in the Delaware County Jail without bond.

    At this time of his latest arrest, Young already faced a total of 14 charges in five cases pending in courts in Delaware and Madison counties. Those charges include dealing in a narcotic drug, conspiracy to commit dealing in a narcotic drug, dangerous possession of a firearm, visiting a common nuisance and driving without ever receiving a license, along with two counts of resisting law enforcement, three counts of possession of a narcotic drug, and four counts of possession of marijuana,

    In other crime news:

    Neglect: A Muncie woman was preliminarily charged with neglect of a dependent after she reportedly discharged a firearm with two children present.

    Jerrica Gore, 40, reportedly admitted firing a shot into the air. A gun was recovered from her vehicle, and a .22-caliber shell casing was found nearby, according to an affidavit.

    The arresting officer — who had responded late Tuesday to a report of gunshots in the 1000 block of East Willard Street — also reported that Gore "appeared to be intoxicated."

    She was also preliminarily charged with criminal recklessness and driving while intoxicated and continued to be held in the Delaware County Jail on Thursday under a $10,000 bond.

    The Delaware County prosecutor's office will determine whether formal charges will be filed.

    Douglas Walker is a news reporter at The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at

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