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Guns and drugs recovered during Fort Wayne raids

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):  Police have recovered drugs and weapons from a suspected drug dealer during three Fort Wayne raids.

It started Friday, August 19th around 2:05 p.m. at an apartment on 2205 Broadway, near W Dewald St.  Police served a search warrant after complaints that Japheth D. Sims, 28, was dealing drugs from the location.

When police searched the home, they found 145 grams of “spice,” which is a synthetic cannabinoids, 6 grams of marijuana and a .22 caliber revolver.  Also in the apartment was a female adult a 2 year old boy.  The woman was arrested for a misdemeanor count of visiting a common nuisance.

Police say during the raid they discovered another potential location of interest at an apartment on W. Dewald St.  They were allowed into the residence and found 4 pounds “spice,” an AK-47 style .22 caliber rifle, an AR-15 style .22 caliber rifle, a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol, a Taurus .40 caliber pistol, one full Kevlar body armor vest, along with around $7,000 in cash.

In a third raid, a second search warrant was used to get into a storage unit at 5020 Bluffton Rd.  They uncovered a Ruger 9mm pistol, a Lorcin .380 pistol and another full Kevlar body armor vest.

Sims was arrested and charged with Dealing Synthetic Drugs, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Neglect of a Dependent.

The apartment on Broadway was condemned, and the Allen County Department of Health offered HIV and Hepatitis C testing to those arrested as part of the raid.

They note that investigation is ongoing, and was a collaborative effort between the Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana State Police, U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Fort Wayne Neighborhood Code, and the Allen County Department of Health.

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