Bomb squad called during heroin, cocaine and firearms bust in South Bend

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(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

Three people were arrested and police confiscated several firearms, as well as heroin, cocaine and marijuana in a drug bust aided by the South Bend Police bomb squad.

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, officers with the South Bend Police Department’s Strategic Focus Unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 1900 block of Marine Street as part of an ongoing investigation involving drug activity in the area.

Inside the home, officers recovered six firearms, two of which were stolen, as well as approximately one kilogram of cocaine, 120 grams of heroin, 48 grams of marijuana, four grams of methamphetamine and a large amount of cash.

The South Bend Police Department’s Bomb Squad was also called to the scene after officers located a suspicious item that appeared to be dynamite. The Bomb Squad safely removed the item from the scene.

As a result of the investigation, three people were arrested. Lazarus Mckinney, Jr., 24, was arrested on charges of dealing and possessing cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin.

Jamaria Ware-Curtis, 30, was arrested on charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Neglect of a Dependent and Possession of Cocaine, Marijuana and Heroin.

James Hover, 61, was also arrested on charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

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