By TRENT SMITH
Public Information Officer, Indiana State Police Bremen Post
ELKHART COUNTY — A two-month drug investigation by the Indiana State Police ended with three arrests Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, after troopers served a search warrant at an Elkhart home. The state police raided the home located at 141 S. Riverside Drive around 7 a.m.
Once inside, troopers located methamphetamine, the precursors necessary to manufacture meth, an HCL generator and drug paraphernalia. Four children were also found in the home at the time. Two of the children were placed with relatives and the other two were turned over to the Department of Child Services.
State police arrested the homeowner, James E. Gentry, 36, a short distance away in his vehicle. He faces several felony and misdemeanor charges to include manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, neglect of a dependent, possession of precursors by a meth offender and an active Elkhart County probation violation warrant.
A female subject, who also lives at the home, was located west of the residence in her car. Elizabeth K. Bradley, 35, faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, neglect of a dependent, possession of precursors with intent to manufacture and possession of precursors by a meth offender.
Elkhart resident Jason M. Floyd, 36, was located just outside of the house. He was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
All three were taken to the Elkhart County Jail.