Four kids found in home with meth labs

Daniell M. Brown, Natalie Y. Long, and Christopher W. Burgess (Photo courtesy: Allen County Sheriff's Department)
Daniell M. Brown, Natalie Y. Long, and Christopher W. Burgess (Photo courtesy: Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Police said four children, ranging from 10 months to four years old, were found in a Fort Wayne home that had to be condemned due to drugs.

According to police, officers served a search warrant at 1116 Osage Street on Thursday morning after a narcotic detectives completed a meth investigation.

During the search, officers found spice, drug paraphernalia, and two active meth labs. Police also found four kids, ages 10 months to four years, inside the home. All four kids were taken to a local hospital to be checked for possible meth exposure.

The kids’ mother, Daniell M. Brown, 23, of Fort Wayne, came back to the home during the search. Brown was arrested for child neglect, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. Police said Brown’s kids were placed into protective custody by Department of Child Services.

During the search, police also arrested Natalie Y. Long, 32, of Fort Wayne, for manufacturing methamphetamine, illegal dumping of controlled waste, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. Long’s bond was set at $55,750.

Police received information during the search that led to the arrest of a man who who had an active warrant for his arrest. Christopher W. Burgess, 36, was found at a different location and was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, illegal dumping of controlled waste, and the outstanding warrant.

The Allen County Board of Health condemned the house and Neighborhood Code boarded up the house following the search, according to police.

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