When police searched a southside home, they found multiple types of drugs, paraphernalia and guns in what they described as a one-stop shop for drug dealers.
Included in the stash inside the home of Zachary Catron, 24, was a stack of blotter papers, which matched what was found next to the body of a Center Grove teen last weekend. The dollar sign symbol found on one of the teen’s unused doses is Catron’s personal calling card, according to a police report.
Police say the convicted drug dealer supplied hallucinogenic drug 25I-NBOMe, or N-bomb, to two other men, who then sold nine doses to Samuel Xavier Motsay and two other teens. Motsay, 16, was found dead Sunday morning.
Officers found large quantities of drugs and seven guns — including two assault rifles — along with rotting meat, trash and dirty clothes that filled the house in the 3100 block of Tacoma Avenue, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Capt. David Allender said.
“He ordered that drug on the Internet from India or Pakistan, and then he mixed it up in this nasty, filthy, dirty house with no scientific instruments and then sold it to people. He was kind of a full-service shop,” Allender said. “We knew about heroin. We knew about the meth. Xanax bars. He had a bunch of those. He was making his own pills. God knows what was in those. He had a pill maker there in the house.”
Judging by the amount of drugs found in Catron’s home, police said he was likely supplying several more drug dealers, just like he had sold N-bomb to two men who resold it to Motsay and his friends.
All three men are facing drug charges in the case, but they will not be charged with felonies related to the death of the Center Grove High School student, Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper said.
Catron was arrested on nine charges, including dealing and possessing drugs, after police raided his Indianapolis home earlier this week. The case is under review, and the Marion County prosecutor will decide what, if any, charges to file, Marion County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman A.J. Deer said. Catron will appear in court for an initial hearing Wednesday, Deer said.
He could face a more serious sentence, since he was already facing drug dealing charges in Johnson County, Cooper said.
Catron also was on probation in Marion County after he pleaded guilty to a charge of dealing narcotic drugs in October. He was arrested in that case after police stopped his car and found 3 grams of heroin and 9 grams of methamphetamine. But he never spent any time in prison. He was sentenced by a Marion County judge to 20 years, with 18 years suspended and two years in a community corrections program, which could include home detention or work release. The prosecutor’s office did not have details on what program Catron was sentenced to.
The two other men arrested in the case, Kyle Hazzard, 24, 7322 Creekbrook Drive, Indianapolis, and Jordan Adamowicz, 19, 1539 Creekside Lane, Greenwood, also have never served any time in jail. Hazzard was charged with a marijuana offense, and Adamowicz had an underage alcohol charge, but both are now facing their first felony charges.
The charges they are facing are Class D felonies, punishable by up to three years in prison, because they dealt the small amount of drugs and left, police said. None of the men will face additional charges if autopsy results show the drugs they sold or delivered caused Motsay’s death, Cooper said.
The state doesn’t have more serious charges if a dealer’s drug hurt the users that buy it, Cooper said.
“If someone down the line dies or overdoses, there is no criminal liability,” Cooper said.
Catron has a recent criminal history with drug dealing, including two separate drug cases within the past year.
In summer 2013, police said he sold heroin and a drug similar to Ecstasy to undercover officers three times in July in Johnson County. He also was arrested on a possession of marijuana charge in August in Marion County. At the time, he was out on bond from his prior arrest when drugs were found in his vehicle.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office attempted to revoke his bond after the marijuana arrest, Deer said. He agreed to plead guilty in the original narcotics case and the marijuana charge, and he was allowed to leave jail again, Deer said.
Johnson County sheriff’s deputies arrested him in March on charges related to the drug deals they said he committed in summer 2013. Cooper is now trying to get his bond revoked so that he won’t be able to get out of jail again until his court case is completed.