Active meth lab found, man arrested

| September 10, 2013

Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:53 a.m., Aug. 29, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, specifically the Meth Suppression Team, along with members of the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 3327 Brook Valley Place.  Narcotics detectives received information that someone from this residence was manufacturing methamphetamine at this location, and obtained a search warrant for this address.

During the service of this search warrant, one adult male and one adult female were discovered inside the residence. An active meth lab, meth precursors, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found and seized in the search.

Jeramy T. Swartz, 41, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more meth precursors, possession of paraphernalia, illegal dumping of controlled substance waste and manufacturing methamphetamine.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority Paramedics, and the Allen County Health Department assisted in this investigation, with the Allen County Health Department condemning this house due to contamination from an active meth lab. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called in to decontaminate Swartz.

As a result of this dwelling being condemned, the Red Cross assisted in finding housing for the female subject living at this residence.

An investigation is ongoing.


This article originally appeared in the Sept. 11 print edition.

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