Six arrested in Avilla during drug investigation
By: Tim Murray - Friday, November 8, 2019

AVILLA – Formal charges are expected this afternoon against six people arrested Wednesday night in Avilla.

After several months of investigation police made a traffic stop on a vehicle at the junction of State Road 3 and Drake Road. They found narcotics and arrested the driver.

A second traffic stop followed at the 700 block of East Albion Street with that driver possessing narcotics and a weapon.

Officers then obtained a search warrant for a home at 404 Ley Street in Avilla. They recovered more than 400 grams of marijuana, 8 grams of methamphetamine, and more firearms.

Arrested were 28-year-old Anthony McClelland of Columbia City; 28-year-old Cassandra Centers of Kendallville; 29-year-old Jeremy Owsley of Rome City; 30-year-old Corey Campbell of Avilla; 36-year-old Travis Bailey of Avilla; and 27-year-old Meagan Watts of Garrett.

All six were in the Noble County Jail.

Avilla Police along with Noble County Sheriff’s Drug Unit, Ligonier Police drug K9 unit, Indiana State Police; federal ATF agents, the Net 43 drug unity and Noble County Prosecutor’s Office conducted the investigation.


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