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Verbatim: DeKalb conducts drug sweep

Zhonn Bowser
Jesse Damron
Brandon Damron
Lance Krider
Jody Lee
Andrew McCloskey
Natasha Peters

Statement as issued Monday by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department:

On December 3rd, 2013, following a yearlong investigation by members of the I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force, arrest warrants were issued for the following people.

Zhonn Bowser

DOB:7/6/1983

Two Counts: Dealing a Schedule I, II, or III Substance; a Class B Felony

Status of the Warrant:

Bowser was served with his arrest warrants while serving a sentence at the DeKalb County Jail on unrelated charges. He was assigned a $10,000 bond for each count.

Jesse Damron

DOB: 11/7/1990

Two Counts: Dealing a Schedule I, II or III Substance within 1000 Ft of a School or Park, a Class A Felony

Status of the Warrant:

Damron was arrested on 12/3/2013 by Butler City Police. He is currently being held at the DeKalb County Jail on a $20,000 Bond for each count.

Brandon Damron

DOB:1/26/1993

One Count: Dealing Methamphetamine with in 1000 Ft of a Park or School, a Class A Felony

Status of the Warrant:

Damron was arrest on 12/8/2013 by the Brown Count Sheriff's Department at a family members residence outside the town of Nineveh, IN.

Lance Krider

DOB: 12/4/1984

One Count: Dealing Methamphetamine Class A Felony

Status of the warrant:

Krider is currently serving a sentence with the Indiana Department of Corrections on unrelated charges. Krider will not be released until finished with his current sentence and after he is brought before a court in DeKalb County

Jody Lee

DOB:7/23/1969

One Count: Dealing Schedule I, II or III Substance, a Class B Felony

One Count: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Class D Felony

Status of Warrant:

Lee was arrested on 12/3/2013 by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. He is currently being held at the DeKalb County Jail on an $11,500 Bond.

Andrew McCloskey

One Count: Dealing a Schedule I, II or III Substance, a Class B Felony

One Count: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Class D Felony

Status of the Warrant:

McCloskey was arrested on 12/3/2013 by the Auburn Police Department and taken to the DeKalb County Jail. McCloskey was later released after posting bond of $11,500

Natasha Peters

DOB: 9/8/1981

Two Counts: Dealing Methamphetamine, both Class B Felonies

Status of the Warrant:

Peters is still at large and believed to be living in the Fort Wayne area.

If you have any information on Natasha whereabouts please contact the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department or your local law enforcement agency.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Department

Phone: (260) 925-3365

I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force was assisted by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Auburn Police Department, Butler Police Department and the Brown County Sheriff's Department.

I.M.A.G.E. (Indiana Multi Agency Group Enforcement) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force made up of officers from the counties of Steuben, LaGrange, Noble and DeKalb Counties. IMAGE

investigates drug related crimes and is funded in part by a grant from the Edward Byrne memorial JAG grant administered through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. IMAGE also receives funding through area prosecutors, law enforcement agencies and organizations like Drug Free and other civic and community groups. The fact that a person has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation, and all persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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