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ISP arrests 3 people after seizing drugs, weapons at South Bend home

Aaron Hope (L), Edward McCurry (M), Mia Rankin (R)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Indiana State Police seized drugs, guns and arrested 3 people after serving a search warrant at a home on Almond Court in South Bend on Wednesday.

Police received a tip from a concerned citizen which led police to serve the warrant on the home at 820 Almond Court around 8 p.m.

During the search, police seized suspected marijuana, suspected cocaine, oxycodone, and five handguns, including one reported as stolen.

There were five children, between the ages of 4 and 11, in the home at the time the warrant was served. The children were released to a relative who did not live in the home.

Aaron Hope II, 32, was arrested on preliminary charges of felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a stolen handgun, child endangerment, possession of cocaine, possession of a narcotic, possession of a legend drug, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of marijuana.

Mia S. Rankin, 30, was arrested on preliminary charges child endangerment, possession of cocaine, possession of a narcotic, possession of a legend drug, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of marijuana.

Edward L. McCurry, 34, was arrested on preliminary charges of false informing and a valid warrant out of St. Joseph County.

All three are in the St. Joseph County Jail.


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