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Two-month Investigation Culminates in Arrest by the Allen County Drug Task Force

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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

DATE:             October 10, 2007

 

WHAT:            Two-month Investigation Culminates in Arrest by the Allen County Drug Task Force

 

WHEN:            October 8, 2007

 

 

 

DETAILS:     A two-month investigation into cocaine trafficking conducted by the Allen County Drug Task Force ended Monday with two arrests.  Jose L. Soto Jr., M/H/26 and Scott A. Hedges, M/W/29 were arrested Monday evening after detectives conducted a traffic stop on Soto’s 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe and discovered approximately 572 grams of cocaine and a loaded Glock 9mm handgun.  Soto and Hedges were charged with Dealing Cocaine in excess of 3.0 grams and taken to the Allen County Lock-up.  Detectives seized approximately $800.00 of U.S. currency from Soto, $700.00 from Hedges, and $2300.00 from a third individual who was not arrested at the time.  Detectives had been conducting surveillance on Soto and Hedges for several weeks and more arrests are expected.

 

 

CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954