Kosciusko County drug officers search two homes, make five arrests

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(Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)

Five people were arrested in Kosciusko County last week after police served search warrants at two area homes.

Based on information gathered from several traffic stops in Kosciusko County, NET 43 officers first obtained a search warrant for 4542 W. 400 N. It was served just before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 15.

During the search, police found 131 grams of methamphetamine, one gram of heroin and an abundance of stolen tools and lawn equipment. Police report the stolen equipment was taken from storage units throughout the area, and has an estimated value of $25,000.

Three people were arrested as a result of the search, and face the following charges:

  • Frank S. Daniels, 34 of Middlebury
    • Dealing Methamphetamine
    • Possession of Methamphetmine
    • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
    • Bond: $25,000 surety plus $250 cash
  • Kendall E. Rodgers, 25 of Middlebury
    • Dealing Methamphetamine
    • Possession of a Narcotic Drug
    • Bond: $25,000 surety plus $250 cash
  • Chad A. Thompson, 52 of Warsaw
    • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
    • Possession of Methamphetamine
    • Bond: $25,000 surety plus $250 cash

A separate search warrant was simultaneously executed at 8280 E. US 30, lot 52 by NET 43 officers.

Officers found one ounce of methamphetamine inside the home, and the following people were arrested:

  • Troy D. Howard, 52 of Pierceton
    • Dealing Methamphetamine
    • Bond: $25,000 surety plus $250 cash
  • Maryjean E. Howard, 51 of Elkhart
    • Dealing Methamphetamine
    • Bond: $25,000 surety plus $250 cash

All five arrested are booked in the Kosciusko County Jail.

All photos supplied by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office. 

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