City and county law enforcement officers raided a downtown area residence Saturday evening but didn't find what they were looking for.
Greencastle Police Chief Tom Sutherlin told the BannerGraphic Sunday that officers from the Emergency Response Team and deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department served a warrant at around 9 p.m. Saturday at an apartment building near downtown Greencastle.
The officers expected to find a suspect and illegal drugs, but they found neither, Sutherlin said.
"Right now the investigation is just getting started. It's ongoing," Sutherlin said.
Patrons to downtown business stepped outside when they heard the commotion and witnessed the officers dressed in protective gear.
Sutherlin said he made the decision to activate the E.R.T. because he wasn't sure what type of resistance officers might find when they raided the building.
"It was drug related and when you're dealing with situations like that, you don't know what might be inside," he said.
The whole thing wrapped up in about 45 minutes, Sutherlin said.
The sheriff's department received the initial information of possible drug activity, but the city has since become the lead investigating agency, Sutherlin said. In the interest of protecting the investigation, Sutherlin said he didn't want to release the type of drug, or drugs, that are suspected or the identity of the suspect.