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Task force nabs 2 on drug counts

Recovers heroin, cocaine, synthetic pot from 3 addresses

Two Fort Wayne men were arrested in separate FBI Safe Streets Task Force Investigations, one charged with heroin dealing and the other with dealing cocaine.

According to the FBI, Shawn C. Norman, 54, was arrested Friday morning in the 3300 block of East Paulding Road after agents and officers with the task force, as well as the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division, searched his home and business in connection with an ongoing investigation.

While at his business at 2318 S. Calhoun Street – A.T.B.S., which appears to be a tax service, according to the Indiana Secretary of State and the Better Business Buerau – investigators found inside a paint can a white powder substance, which tested positive for heroin, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne.

When agents and officers arrived at his home, Norman was trying to flush a powder substance down the toilet. Inside the home, investigators found more of the powder substance, scales, and multiple pounds of synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice,” according to the complaint.

Norman is charged with distributing 100 grams or more of heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin, according to the complaint.

Also arrested Friday morning was 35-year-old Deantre L. Rogers.

A search of his home by task force agents and Fort Wayne police revealed a kilo of cocaine in the garage attic, another 400 grams in the laundry room, and about 20 grams of crack in the kitchen pantry, according to the criminal complaint.

Rogers is charged with distributing 28 grams of cocaine, and possession of more than 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute.

The FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force is made up of FBI agents and officers with the Indiana State Police, the Allen County Police Department, Fort Wayne Police Department.

rgreen@jg.net

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