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Warsaw Police Arrest 3 for Morphine Dealing

WARSAW, Ind. (WOWO): Three people are arrested after a morphine bust in Warsaw. Thursday afternoon, undercover Warsaw Narcotics Officers went to an apartment on N. 175 E. on the northeast side of Warsaw after getting information that morphine was being sold out of the residence.

Officers spoke to a woman who had walked out of the apartment and was trying to conceal a pill bottle. Officers obtained the pill bottle, which had 8 pills, identified as morphine sulfate, a schedule II controlled substance. The woman, 25-year-old Jennifer Moore, of Warsaw, did not have a valid prescription for the pills and was taken into custody.

Officers went inside the apartment and spoke with 46-year-old Leroy Houchin, who lives at the home. Houchin admitted to providing morphine to Moore in exchange for marijuana. Inside, officers saw marijuana paraphernalia and found a marijuana cultivation operation. Houchin was taken into custody and booked on a class B felony charge of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance and possession of marijuana (growing or cultivating). Moore was also booked on the class B felony charge of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Both are being held at the Kosciusko County Jail on $10,000 bonds.

Police also arrested 35-year-old Kari Hughes, of Leesburg on an outstanding warrant for dealing after investigators found she had exchanged Percocet for morphine in a transaction with Houchin earlier in the day. She was booked on the warrant and is being held with no bond. Extra charges may coming.


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