Seventeen indictments were unsealed last Thursday by a Taylor Circuit Court judge. And all of the indictments accuse local residents of drug crimes.
A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.
According to Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress, the indictments were released because they had been sealed for 60 days.
Court policy, he said, is for a judge to review the status of sealed cases after that 60-day time period lapses. The judge's decision, he said, was to order them unsealed.
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