Three arrested in Kosciusko County meth bust

Mug shots of Derek Fleckenstein, Travon Wendell, and Gary Alto courtesy the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Three people were arrested at a Kosciusko County home after police found numerous one pot meth labs.

Police went to 2186 North, County Road 850 East on Thursday to serve an arrest warrant for Gary John Alto, 54, of Pierceton and found the meth labs when they arrived. The

The Indiana State Police Meth Lab Team was called out to dismantle and secure the meth labs. Alto was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony manufacturing methamphetamine, felony dealing/manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine.

Derek Robert Fleckenstein, 35, and Travon Francel Wendell, 30, both of Fort Wayne, arrived at the home while police were there investigating. Fleckenstein was arrested and charged with driving while suspended with a prior and felony possession of methamphetamine. Wendell was arrested and charged with possession of paraphernalia.

Alto is being held on a $20,000 bond, Fleckenstein held on a $2,000 bond and Wendell was issued a $350 bond.

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