Tip leads to meth bust in Warsaw

Johnson and Deckys mug shot courtesy Warsaw Police Department
Johnson and Deckys mug shot courtesy Warsaw Police Department

WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) Police arrested two Warsaw residents after receiving a tip on methamphetamine activity in a vehicle on the city’s west side. Travis Johnson, 37, and Dallas Deckys, 33, were arrested and charged after police found meth and several drug related items during the investigation.

Around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Warsaw Police Officers began investigating the tip. Officers found the vehicle near Columbia and Fort Wayne streets and pulled it over for a traffic stop.

A police dog alerted officers of a presence of illegal drugs, and authorities issued a search warrant for the vehicle. While searching the vehicle, police found materials used the manufacturing of meth. Officers said they found five one pot met labs, an HLC generator, numerous ephedrine blister packs and multiple precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Police also obtained a search warrant for a residence on North Sherman Street. While searching the house officers said they found additional precursors and meth.

Johnson was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail on an initial level 5 felony charge of dealing methamphetamine and a level 6 felony charge of possession of methamphetamine precursors by a prior offender.

Deckys was taken into custody for visiting a common nuisance, and she is being held on a $350 bond.

As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, the two were still at the Kosciusko Jail.

Warsaw police and Indiana State Police lab teams were called to collect and removed the meth manufacturing products.

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