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2 arrested in meth raid; 2 kids in protective custody

– Two women were arrested and two children were placed in protective custody Thursday after police found drugs and active methamphetamine labs in a home on the city’s west side.

Officers searched a home at 1518 Richardson St. shortly before 11 a.m., Fort Wayne police said. Three adults and one juvenile were inside the home at the time of the raid.

Detectives discovered a synthetic drug known as Spice, marijuana, drug paraphernalia consistent with meth use and two active one-pot labs.

Tiffany M. Chapman, 33, was arrested on felony charges of manufacturing meth and maintaining a common nuisance.

Chapman, of the 1100 block of Osage Street, also was charged with misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

She was being held in lieu of $53,250 bail.

A second woman was arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, visiting a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

One child found inside the home was taken to a hospital to check for meth exposure, police said.

Two children were placed in protective custody by the Indiana Department of Child Services. The Allen County Board of Health condemned the house.

jcrothers@jg.net

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