Meth, pipe bombs, heroin found in South Bend home leads to arrests of three people

Three people were arrested in connection to meth, heroin and explosives found inside a home in South Bend’s River Park neighborhood on Monday, Feb. 29.

Alexander Newman, 26, was arrested and charged with dealing meth, possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a destructive device, according to St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office. He’s being held at the St. Joseph County Jail on $100,000 corporate surety or $10,000 cash bond.

Cassie McEndarfer, 22, was charged with possession of a narcotic drug and is being held on $7,500 corporate surety or $750 cash bond.

Tyler Carrico, 22, was charged with false informing. He is being held at St. Joseph County Jail on $250 cash bond.

They were arrested in the 800 block of South 24th Street in South Bend on Monday, Feb. 29, after officers went to the home to investigate reported drug activity.

Newman admitted to police that he manufactured meth in the home and that he built several explosives found in the home and intended on setting them off, according to court documents. 

Officers found heroin inside a purse that McEndarfer said belonged to her, according to court documents, but she denied that she was in possession of heroin.

Carrico gave police an incorrect name when he was first interviewed by police, then later he admitted that he gave the wrong name because he knew there were warrants out for his arrest, according to court documents.

All three were scheduled for preliminary court hearings on Wednesday, March 2.

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