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Probable cause found against 11 individuals arrested during Elkhart raids

After a judge finds probable cause, the prosecutor has up to 72 hours to file formal charges.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:21 p.m.

ELKHART — The 11 individuals arrested Monday, June 9, following raids at six convenience stores in Elkhart remain in custody, but formal charges have not been filed against them. 

On Wednesday, June 11, Magistrate Dean Burton found probable cause for the arrest of the men and women due to their connection to sales of synthetic drugs in Elkhart, a news release from the Elkhart County prosecutor said.

After the court finds probable cause, the prosecutor has up to 72 hours to file formal charges.

In St. Joseph County, the nine individuals who were arrested in connection to the raids have been charged, according to a news release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

Multiple police agencies conducted search warrants at 13 locations in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties on Monday, arresting 17 men and three women on preliminary charges that include dealing in a synthetic drug and money laundering. 

Police in Elkhart County also seized 10 bank accounts, at least two vehicles, at least two weapons, four of the convenience stores raided, more than $57,000 and more than 1,400 packets of synthetic drugs. 

Below is a list of the individuals against whom the court found probable cause in Elkhart County:

  • Gurcharn Singh, 44 - Corrupt business influence, a Class C felony; dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class C felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. His bond is set at $500,000.
  • Jaswinder Kaur, 37 - Corrupt business influence, a Class C felony; dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class C felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. Her bond is set at $500,000.
  • Peter Rose Fernandes, 48 - Dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. His bond is set at $50,000.
  • Maranda Marie Haynes, 41 - Dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. Her bond is set at $50,000.
  • Muhammad Mobeen Khan, 28 - Corrupt business influence, a Class C felony; dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. His bond is set at $500,000.
  • Amandeep Singh, 21 - Dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. His bond is set at $50,000.
  • Gurpreet Singh, 22 - Corrupt business influence, a Class C felony; dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class C felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. His bond is set at $500,000.
  • Gurpreet Singh, 36 - Dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. His bond is set at $50,000.
  • Sarabjit Singh Gujjar, 23 - Dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. His bond is set at $50,000.
  • Sukhjinder Singh, 22 - Dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. His bond is set at $50,000.
  • Melissa L. St. George, 37 - Dealing in a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug lookalike substance, a Class D felony; and money laundering, a Class D felony. Her bond is set at $50,000.

In St. Joseph County, the nine men arrested have been charged:

  • Tarlok Singh, 65 - Dealing in a synthetic drug, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of a synthetic drug weighing more than 2 grams with the intent to deliver, a Class D felony. His bond was set at $7,500.
  • Jagwinder Singh, 36 - Dealing in a synthetic drug in an amount greater than 2 grams, a Class D felony; and dealing in a synthetic drug, a class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $10,000.
  • Manpreet Singh, 20 - Two counts of dealing in a synthetic drug in an amount greater than 2 grams, each a class D felony; three counts of dealing in a synthetic drug, each a class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor. His bond is set at $25,000.
  • Mushtak Talib Al-Safi, 46 - Two counts of dealing in a synthetic drug, both Class D felonies. His bond is set at $15,000.
  • Christopher Crockrom, 32 - Dealing in a synthetic drug in an amount greater than 2 grams, a Class D felony; and dealing in a synthetic drug, a Class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $10,000.
  • Bernardo Carrillo-Delreal, 29 - Dealing in a synthetic drug, a Class A misdemeanor. His bond is set at $2,500.
  • Sergio Carrillo-Delreal, 31 - Dealing in a synthetic drug in an amount greater than 2 grams, a Class D felony. His bond was set at $7,500.
  • Jagpreet Singh, 22 - Dealing in a synthetic drug in an amount greater than 2 grams, a Class D felony; and dealing in a synthetic drug, a Class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $10,000.
  • Samsher Singh, 35 - Two counts of dealing in a synthetic drug in an amount greater than 2 grams, a Class D felony; His bond was set at $15,000.

Initial hearings for all 20 individuals arrested are pending.


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