September 9, 2013
Kosciusko County officers arrest three individuals on drug charges after responding to a meth tip near Winona Lake on Sunday evening.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies, along with officers from the Winona Lake Police Department, responded to the address of 2584 East Sandy Drive, Warsaw, on Sunday evening at 5:01 p.m. after receiving an anonymous tip regarding a possible meth lab. As officers approached the residence they noted the extremely strong odor associated with the production of methamphetamine. Information was obtained that children were possibly inside the residence at which point officers then entered and immediately located items associated with the production of methamphetamine. Officers took the residents into custody who were later identified as Kip Dewayne Allen, 45, and Andrea Lyn Long, 36, as well as a third individual, Kaleb Hobbs, 21, Claypool. Officers also located and removed a five and a ten year-old child from the residence as well as had paramedics summoned to the scene from Multi-Township E.M.S. to evaluate their conditions. Department of Child Services was summoned to the scene by officers.
Allen and Long were both arrested by the Kosciusko County Drug Task Force and preliminarily charged with manufacturing methamphetamine over 3 grams, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, possession of precursors for methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, maintaining a common nuisance for legend drugs, and neglect of a dependent where dealing or production of a controlled substance occurred. Their bonds were set at $10,000 each.
Hobbs was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, manufacturing methamphetamine over 3 grams, possession of precursors for methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, visiting a commons nuisance, as well as an active probation violation warrant issued from Kosciusko County. Hobbs bond was set at $15,000 and all individuals are currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail. The Kosciusko County Drug Task Force was also assisted with the investigation by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office.