FORT WAYNE – Three people were arrested and four children were removed from a home on Fort Wayne’s near-northwest side after a drug raid Thursday morning, police said.
Fort Wayne vice and narcotics detectives along with members of the Emergency Services Team searched the home at 1116 Osage St. about 9 a.m.
They found Natalie Y. Long, 32, along with all the ingredients to make methamphetamine. Long was charged with felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, illegal dumping of controlled waste and maintaining a common nuisance.
Investigators found four boys, ages 10 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years. They were removed from the home by the Indiana Department of Child Services.
While police were at the home, the boys’ mother, 23-year-old Daniell M. Brown, arrived. She was arrested on charges of child neglect, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia, according to police.
Police also said they learned Christopher W. Burgess, 36, had previously been there making methamphetamine and dumping waste.
Officers found him at a different location and arrested him on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and illegal dumping of controlled waste as well as an outstanding warrant.
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health condemned the home, which was boarded up by Neighborhood Code Enforcement.
Meth Lab Shut Down, Scantly Dressed Children In Home
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) — Fort Wayne police shut down a suspected meth lab in the 1100 block of Osage St.
While searching the residence, Natalie Long, 32, and four children, ages ranging from 10 months to 4 years old, were found in the home. Daniell Brown, 23, returned to the home during the search and was arrested for child neglect, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
Long was arrested for manufacturing meth, illegal dumping of controlled waste, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
Brown’s four children were removed from the home and placed in protective custody by Department of Child Services. They were also taken to the hospital to be checked for possible meth exposure. Initial reports indicated that the children were scantly dressed.
While still at the scene of the raid, detectives received information regarding a person who had an active warrant for his arrest that was also involved with this investigation. Christopher W. Burgess, 36, was found at a different location and was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, illegal dumping of controlled waste and an outstanding warrant.