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Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department booking photo
Barbara Middleton

3 accused of dealing drugs

Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department booking photo
Nathaniel David Heitkamp
Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department booking photo
Derek Wagner

The Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers arrested a woman and two men on drug charges after an “intensive” investigation.

  • Officers initially arrested Nathaniel David Heitkamp, 18, of Warsaw on preliminary charges of dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance on June 12. Heitkamp’s bond was set at $10,000.
  • Derek Wagner, 28, of Etna Green, was arrested on Tuesday after a warrant was issued by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office charging him with dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance. Wagner’s bond was set at $10,000.
  • Barbara Middleton, 24, of Silver Lake, on Wednesday on a charge of dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance. Middleton’s bond was set at $10,000.
Task force officers were assisted by members of the Silver Lake Police Department and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.