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Stolen property recovered; 8 arrested in Indiana

LAUREL, IN (FOX19) - Eight people have been arrested on drug charges and several items of stolen property have been recovered in Indiana.

Police executed search warrants on several homes on Smokey Hollow Road in Laurel on Monday.

Felony arrest warrants were served on Bill Conn, 68, for Three Counts of Dealing a Schedule I, II and / or III Controlled Substance. His wife, Darlene Conn, 62, was arrested for Three Counts of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

Arrested at a neighboring home were Tiffany Hollins, 21,of Laurel, for Visiting a Common Nuisance; Timothy Pursifull, 61, of Laurel, for Visiting a Common Nuisance, and Helen Robertson, 61, for Visiting a Common Nuisance.

Also arrested at another home in Laurel was Lloyd Conn, 34, for Visiting a Common Nuisance.

Fredrico Conn, 38, Brookville, and Christa Spurlock, 38, were arrested at their Pipe Creek home, each with one count of Visiting a Common Nuisance, B Misdemeanor.

Investigators recovered 300-400 items, mostly tools believed to be stolen, at the residences on Smokey Hollow Road. 

In addition, they recovered six flat bed trailers with removed vehicle identification numbers; a car dolly trailer with no numbers; three stolen pickup trucks with two being parted out, and a confirmed stolen Bobcat tractor with attachments.  Also recovered was a John Deere mid-sized tractor and stolen Grasshopper mowers.

Most of the tools recovered were hand tools including chainsaws, weedeaters, generators and drills.  Various other power tools were also recovered. 

Investigators encourage the public to keep serial numbers and records of tools you own to help identify them in the untimely event they are stolen.  Investigators are advising the value of recovered items may be as high as $200,000 and it may take weeks to process all the items.

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