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Elkhart Police arrest 6 people after serving drug-related search warrant

Anna Blackmon Dawn Buwa Shinena Moutria Alyssa Nantkes James Shoemaker David Vales

ELKHART, Ind. -- Elkhart Police arrested 6 people after serving a search warrant at a home on Rockford Street Friday evening.

The search was the result of a short term narcotics investigation.

While executing the search warrant, police located paraphernalia, less than a gram of methamphetamine, pills and 3 grams of a synthetic drug, according to police.

  • David Vales, 56, was arrested on a preliminary charge of maintaining a common nuisance
  • Dawn Buwa, 40, was arrested on preliminary charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a synthetic drug and an Elkhart city warrant
  • Anna Blackmon, 28, was arrested on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance
  • Shinena Moutria, 28, was arrested on preliminary charges of visiting a common nuisance, false information - hinders law enforcement and a St. Joseph County warrant
  • James Shoemaker, 34, was arrested on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance and an Elkhart County warrant
  • Alyssa Nantkes, 28, was arrested on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance
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