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Two Month Investigation Into Methamphetamine Manufacture Results in Drug Raid

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







SUSPECT/ARRESTED:          James Robert Helmke, II


                                                Fort Wayne, IN


CHARGES:                 Dealing Methamphetamines                           Bond $50,000.00

                                    Possession of Methamphetamines                  Bond $10,000.00

                                    Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors  Bond $10,000.00

                                    Possession of Paraphernalia                            Bond O.R.


WHEN:            February 16, 2008



DETAILS:     On Saturday, February 16, 2008, at approximately 10:10 p.m., members of the Allen County Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Allen County Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Team served a search warrant at a residence in the 7800 block of Preston Pointe Drive, Fort Wayne, IN.  The raid was the result of a two month investigation by the Allen County Drug Task Force into the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamines.  After entering and securing the residence, detectives found equipment and chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamines. James Robert Helmke, II was arrested at the scene and is being held in the Allen County Lock-up on a $70,000.00 bond.  The Indiana State Police Meth Team was called to assist with the cleanup. 



CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer