Tip leads to drug stash, cash; 2 arrested

Jovone L. Wright (left) and Justin W. Jeffery (right) are pictured. (Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police acting on a tip found drugs and cash inside a south-side home in a raid that led to the arrests of two men.

Detectives from the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Narcotics Division and officers with the department’s Emergency Services Team on Wednesday served a search warrant at 1211 East Paulding Road. According to police, the raid came from a tip that the home was the site of drug dealing.

During a search of the home, police found 35.2 grams of heroin, 4.9 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, along with more than $2,600 in cash.

Police arrested 26-year-old Justin W. Jeffrey and 38-year-old Jovone L. Wright, both residents of the home. Jeffrey was arrested on three counts of Dealing Heroin, Maintaining A Common Nuisance, Possession of a Syringe and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Wright was charged with two counts of Aiding in Dealing Cocaine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.