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Three People Arrested After Drug Bust in Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Three people are arrested stemming from a drug bust in Kosciusko County. Officers with the Warsaw and Kosciusko County Drug Task Forces went to a home on CR 850 E to try to execute an arrest warrant for 54-year-old Gary Alto, of Pierceton. When police got to the home, they found numerous one-pot meth labs inside. The Indiana State Police Meth Lab Team was called to dismantle and secure the meth labs. Alto was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony manufacturing methamphetamine. He was also charged with felony dealing/manufacturing and possession of the drug. He’s being held on a $20,000 bond in the Kosciusko County Jail. While police were at the scene, two people arrived: 35-year-old Derek Fleckenstein and 30-year-old Travon Wendell, both of Fort Wayne. Fleckenstein was arrested for driving while suspended with a prior and felony possession of meth. Wendell was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of paraphernalia. Fleckenstein is being held on a $2,000 bond, and Wendell was issued a $350 bond.


Derek Fleckenstein                                                                       Gary Alto

Travon Wendell

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