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Home raid leads to cocaine charges

A Fort Wayne man was arrested Friday on three counts of dealing cocaine after police said they found a little more than half an ounce of the drug in his home.

About 9 a.m., officers searched a home at 2504 Lynn Ave., where they found and arrested Derek Taylor, 38, city police said.

Taylor is charged with one count each of cocaine possession and maintaining a common nuisance and three counts of dealing cocaine.

He was being held Friday in lieu of $157,500 bail.

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