SYRACUSE — Tips from the public led to another NET43 investigation and the arrest of four people Thursday night, Nov. 7.
Investigators began receiving tips about activity at a home in the Syracuse area. Undercover detectives eventually made controlled purchases of methamphetamine from people living at 4484 East 1300N in Syracuse, according to a news release issued Friday night from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.
Additionally, traffic stops were made on vehicles connected to the residence, bolstering a case that drug deals were happening at the address. This allowed investigators to seek a search warrant that was then executed Thursday night with the assistance of the Kosciusko County SWAT Team, the news release said.
Among those arrested: John Christian, 70; Phillip Christian, 44, Austin Leasure, 22, and Leslie Patrick, 40 all of whom reside at 4484 E. 1300 N. in Syracuse.
All four have initially been charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony. The investigation is continuing on this case which may result in additional charges.
NET43 investigators were assisted by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Warsaw Police Department, Syracuse Police Department, Indiana State Police, Milford Police Department, North Webster Police Department, Pierceton Police Department, the Syracuse Fire Department, and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
NET43 is a multi-agency investigative unit comprised of officers from the Warsaw and Winona Lake Police Departments, troopers with the Indiana State Police, and deputies with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office. Drug tips may be delivered at any time, day or night, through either email at [email protected] or phone at (574)372-2494.