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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