At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, the Warsaw narcotics team converged on a Winona Lake residence, located at 110 N. Union Drive, after several undercover purchases of illegal drugs from individuals at the residence. Narcotics officers arrested several suspects and located 17 grams of cocaine, 11 grams of heroin, a handgun and money. These arrests also led officers to another location, 1748 S. Blue Spruce Road, on the south side of Warsaw, where additional undercover purchases had been made.
Upon arriving, police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the residence. A Warsaw Police K9 alerted to the presence of illegal drugs and officers
located two containers of heroin, totaling 22 grams. Several individuals at the residence were taken into custody and a search warrant seized additional drugs. Police believe that the individuals involved are significant drug suppliers in Kosciusko County.
The individuals charged are: Tremal Curtis, 48, Warsaw, arrested for dealing narcotic drugs and possession of narcotic drugs; Erika Holt, 18, Warsaw, arrested for dealing narcotic drugs; Antoine Phillips, 53, Winona Lake, arrested for dealing cocaine; Misty Warren, 37, Winona Lake, arrested for dealing cocaine; Willie Phillips, 49, Warsaw, arrested for possession of cocaine and visiting a common nuisance; Jeremy Blackburn, 28, Warsaw, arrested for visiting a common nuisance; Teresa Deafenbaugh, 51, Winona Lake, arrested for possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
Two juveniles were also charged with visiting a common nuisance.
All suspects are being held with no bond and many of the charges have been enhanced to a higher level felony due to the quantity of drugs and the presence of a handgun. More arrests may be forthcoming.
Warsaw Narcotics officers were assisted by Warsaw Police patrol officers, Winona Lake Police, Indiana State Police, and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Warsaw Police continue to diligently work to reduce the influence of illegal drug activity in our community.
Any drug tips can be called into the Warsaw Police Department at 574-372-9540.