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3 picked up on drug warrants


Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers arrest three people today on a warrants blitz.

Task force officers arrested the following people:

  • Amanda Jo Fountain, 24, of Westhaven Mobile Home Park, was preliminarily charged with felony dealing a controlled substance/Schedule I, II, or III. She is being held on a $10,000 bond. The task force said in a written statement that Fountain sold Hydrocodone to undercover officers.
  • Jordan Lee Woodcox, 21, of Jasper, was preliminarily charged with felony possession of two or more items used to make methamphetamine, with the intent to make the substance. Woodcox was being held on a $2,000 bond.
  • Samuel Effrien Alvarez, 33, of Crescent Drive in Warsaw, was arrested on a probation violation warrant stemming from an original arrest of felony dealing cocaine on March 20. Alvarez was being held on a $25,000 bond.