FWPD: Narcotics Raid, 2419 Oliver Street


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News release from the Fort Wayne Police Department:

Narcotics Raid, 2419 Oliver Street

DATE: December 9, 2014 at approximately 9:47 a.m.

NAME #1: Gary D. Thomas M/B 39

ADDRESS: 2419 Oliver Street


2 Counts Dealing a Look-a-like Substance (Level 5)
1 Count Dealing Narcotic Drug (Heroin) (Level 5)


NAME #2: April M. Wiegand F/B 29

ADDRESS: 2419 Oliver Street


Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Level 6)


NAME #3: Terry W. Menchaca Jr. M/W 32

ADDRESS: 402 Southfair Court


Visiting a Common Nuisance (Misdemeanor)


On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics Unit, along with the FWPD Emergency Services Team, served a narcotics search warrant at 2419 Oliver Street. Detectives had received information that someone was selling heroin out of 2419 Oliver Street, and obtained a search warrant for this location.

During the service of this search warrant, three (3) adults were located inside of the residence. Gary D. Thomas, April M. Wiegand and Terry W. Menchaca Jr. were located inside and taken into custody. Gary D. Thomas was charged with two counts of dealing a look-a-like substance, and one count of dealing a narcotic drug (heroin). April M. Wiegand was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, and Terry W. Menchaca Jr. was charged with visiting a common nuisance. All were taken to the Allen County Lockup.

During a search of the residence, one shotgun, two rifles, and three pistols were located and confiscated. Also found were 9.8 grams of heroin, and numerous controlled prescription pills. Two dogs were removed by Fort Wayne Animal Control. We were also assisted by agents from the local office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), and Fort Wayne Neighborhood Code.

Investigation is ongoing.



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