Police chief takes part in “Spice” raid

Police found 100 grams of "Spice" during a raid at this home located at 2014 Thompson Avenue on August 1, 2014.
Police found 100 grams of "Spice" during a raid at this home located at 2014 Thompson Avenue on August 1, 2014.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Fort Wayne police found around four ounces of synthetic cannabinoid or “Spice” during a raid Thursday that included Police Chief Garry Hamilton.

The raid at a home located at 2014 Thompson Avenue was conducted after a lengthy investigation according to a press release issued by the Fort Wayne Police Department.  When officers with the Emergency Services Team, the Vice and Narcotics Bureau and Chief Hamilton served the search warrant, they found over 100 grams of the lookalike drug in an upstairs bedroom.  They also found David Koker, 31, and Heather Bays, 22.  Koker was arrested on four counts of dealing a lookalike drug and one count of maintaining a common nuisance, while Bays was arrested and charged with maintaining a common nuisance.

Mug shots of (L to R) David Koker, Heather Bays and James Robinson provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Dept.
Mug shots of (L to R) David Koker, Heather Bays and James Robinson provided by the Allen County Sheriff’s Dept.

Another resident of the home, James Robinson, is also facing a charge of maintaining a common nuisance.

Because the home was in such poor condition, Neighborhood Code Enforcement was called to the scene and it was condemned as the result of several code violations.  Three dogs and a cat were removed from the home by Animal Care and Control.

In his message on the FWPD web site, Chief Hamilton states, “As Chief, I intend to be accessible, visible, and accountable to our community.”

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