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2 arrested in Fort Wayne narcotics raid

Two Fort Wayne men were charged Tuesday after an early morning narcotics raid at an Arizona Avenue residence, city police said today.

Adam T. Uebelhoer, 22, of the 4600 block of Arizona Avenue, was charged with dealing (manufacturing) marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and a misdemeanor, police said in a statement.

Daniel A. Demerly, 23, of the Arizona Avenue address, was in the Allen County Jail on unrelated charges, the statement said. He was charged with dealing (manufacturing) marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Police said their Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the Emergency Services Team, served a search warrant about 7:40 a.m. at the Arizona Avenue address, the site of a suspected marijuana-growing operation.

Detectives found Uebelhoer at the residence, the statement said. They said they seized 105 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $126,000, along with two long guns, cash, drug paraphernalia, grow lights and other growing equipment.

Police said they were assisted by members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Neighborhood Code Enforcement and Fort Wayne Animal Control.

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