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Drug raid nets cocaine, stolen gun, arrest

Narcotics officers raided an apartment on Fort Wayne’s east side Tuesday and seized a stolen gun along with marijuana, cocaine and cash, city police said.

The raid at 5040 Madiera Drive, Apt. E, was preceded by an investigation that lasted several months and targeted Lamont Carpenter, 39, police said.

A search of the apartment yielded $1,415 in cash, 7.6 ounces of marijuana, 3.5 ounces of cocaine and a Glock semiautomatic pistol that had been reported stolen during a burglary in 2011 in Fort Wayne, police said.

Carpenter, who has a prior conviction for dealing cocaine in 1999, was arrested and charged with cocaine possession, marijuana possession, unlawful possession of a firearm by a violent felon, receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and four counts of dealing cocaine.

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