Police say an 18-year-old Perry Township high school student ran a drug-dealing and marijuana-growing operation from his home.
Joshua Luksic, who lives in the 4400 block of Lickridge Court, was charged with dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana; possession of cocaine or narcotics; possession of paraphernalia; and theft or receiving stolen property.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police detectives arrested Luksic and his girlfirend, Brooke Biddle, 19, who lives the 100 block of South Belmont Street, on Thursday night, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Gang Crimes Det. Frank Miller.
Biddle was charged with dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
During a search of Luksic’s apartment, police found marijuana plants in a closet under three lights to help them grow; a ledger with the names of people who owed Luksic money; a shoebox with eight drug pipes; a grinder; pills; including ecstasy and Xanax, a scale and baggies full of marijuana; and two stolen, loaded handguns.
Police also found a baseball bat adorned with gang insignia of the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Luksic told detectives he had been selling dope for about a year to earn extra money and sold the marijuana in several quantities, including quarter-pound, half-pound and pound-size packages. Miller did not know the quantity of the drugs that were seized or how much money Luksic made for the alleged dealing.
But he said a witness told him that Luksic sold 12 people $30 bags of marijuana in two hours recently.
Luksic is a student in the Perry Pathways to Excellence alternative school program and has a history of disciplinary problems at Southport High School, Miller said.
A spokeswoman for the school district said she could not confirm Luksic was a student.