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Meth bust nets 3 adult arrests; 4 kids removed

Natalie Y. Long
Daniell M. Brown
Christopher W. Burgess

– Three people were arrested and four children were removed from a home on Fort Wayne's near-northwest side after a drug raid Thursday morning, police said.

Fort Wayne vice and narcotics detectives along with members of the Emergency Services Team searched the home at 1116 Osage St. about 9 a.m.

They found Natalie Y. Long, 32, along with all the ingredients to make methamphetamine. Long was charged with felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, illegal dumping of controlled waste and maintaining a common nuisance.

Investigators found four boys, ages 10 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years. They were removed from the home by the Indiana Department of Child Services.

While police were at the home, the boys' mother, 23-year-old Daniell M. Brown, arrived. She was arrested on charges of child neglect, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia, according to police.

Police also said they learned Christopher W. Burgess, 36, had previously been there making methamphetamine and dumping waste.

Officers found him at a different location and arrested him on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and illegal dumping of controlled waste as well as an outstanding warrant.

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health condemned the home, which was boarded up by Neighborhood Code Enforcement.