Drug Investigation Leads to 4 Arrests

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Drug Investigation Leads to 4 Arrests

January 22, 2011 Updated Jan 22, 2011 at 9:59 AM EDT

NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A search warrant pertaining to a drug investigation leads to four arrests in Cromwell at the Stone Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park.

The Noble County Sheriff's Department says officers found one active "one-pot" meth lab and eight spent "one-pot" meth labs in the home of 3757 North 900 West lot 94 in Stone Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park.

A man and woman, both with active warrants were arrested. One juvenile in the trailer was placed in custody of the Noble County Child Protective Services and a second juvenile living in the trailer was at school during the warrant service.

Another person consenting to a search of their trailer lead police to lot 154. Two men seen leaving lot 154 by surveillance units, returned to the trailer and gave police false names and dates of birth. It was later discovered both men also had active arrest warrants.

Joni L. Patrick, 34, of Cromwell was arrested for manufacturing meth and having a Steuben County active arrest warrant.

Michael Walley, 30, of North Webster was arrested for manufacturing meth and having a Goshen active arrest warrant.

Richard L. Hicks, 29, of Wawaka was arrested for providing false information and having a Whitley County active arrest warrant.

Steven J. Lester, 22, of Wawaka was arrested for providing false information and having a Dekalb active arrest warrant.

All four suspects were taken to the Noble County Jail.




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