Wayne HS administrative assistant arrested on drug-related charges

Marcus L. Falkner (Photo courtesy: Allen County Sheriff's Department)
Marcus L. Falkner (Photo courtesy: Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Wayne High School administrative assistant was arrested at the high school on Friday afternoon on drug-related charges, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

NewsChannel 15 received a Report!t tip from a viewer regarding the man’s arrest and investigated the incident further.

According to the police report, a warrant was served at Marcus L. Falkner’s home after FWPD Narcotics Detectives received information that someone from his home, located at 4312 Southpark Avenue, was using meth.

Falkner, 27, is an administrative assistant at Wayne High School, according to the FWCS employee directory. 

Police said drug paraphernalia related to meth use was found inside of Falkner’s home on Friday.

A detective with the FWPD arrested Falkner at Wayne High School at around 12:30 on Friday afternoon. Falkner faces a Maintaining a Common Nuisance charge and Possession of Paraphernalia charge.

The detective led Falkner out of the school in handcuffs, according to the report.

Falkner then gave the detective verbal permission to search his car, which was in the high school’s parking lot. Inside of the car, the detective found a receipt in the center console that showed somebody was denied the purchase of pseudoephedrine, which is commonly used to produce meth.

Falkner’s office was also searched; however, police did not find any evidence there, according to the report.

Fort Wayne Community Schools sent home a letter to parents on Monday to inform the community about the arrest of an FWCS employee. Read the full letter here.

According to a press release from the Captain of the FWPD Vice and Narcotics Division, two other men were also arrested Friday at Falkner’s home.

David Snow, 26, of Fort Wayne, was arrested for Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia, and False Informing. Snow had two outstanding warrants out for his arrest, according to police. Snow has no bond.

Tyler Bobay, 23, of Fort Wayne, was arrested for Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Paraphernalia. Bobay has a $3,250 bond, according to police.

Officials with the FWPD said the incident remains under investigation.

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