Police said the suspect had a loaded gun, marijuana, a digital scale, an envelope full of cash, and loose bills in his cargo pants.
Ricky Patrick Hester, of Granger, Indiana, faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison on the distribution conviction. No sentencing date was immediately set.
The raid was conducted Tuesday morning at a home in Leo-Cedarville where two juveniles were placed into protective custody.
Prosecutors have asked a judge to grant the release of a 91-year-old Indiana man who was convicted of taking more than a ton of cocaine to Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.
Police do not believe the man is connected to a string of dollar store robberies across the city this year.
An attempted robbery at Raimondo’s Pizza was stopped when a manager closed the cash drawer and told the robber to get out of her store.
Investigators say that after 58-year-old Connie Straley was stabbed in the neck March 18, she staggered to a neighbor’s apartment and collapsed. Richard Straley was wearing clothes soaked with his wife’s blood and asked an officer, “I killed her, didn’t I?”
A western Indiana man with HIV is facing 16 charges for allegedly having sex with four women without warning them he had the virus that can cause AIDS.
One man was shot multiple times in the back at the Astoria Apartments and Townhomes on East Paulding Road.
A Fort Wayne woman and her two adult children are accused of bilking a couple out of about $1.5 million by sending text messages purportedly from the Mafia.
Police stated that the male juvenile was arrested on preliminary murder charges and is 14 years old.
The officer was fatally shot when transporting his accused shooter in the back of a police SUV to jail.