Tip leads to drug stash, cash; 2 arrested

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