Meth lab, heroin operation busted in joint operation

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. – During a joint operation between Warsaw Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, officers arrested multiple adults and one juvenile in three separate operations. Officers conducted an undercover drug buy, shut down a meth lab and shut down a major heroin distribution operation.

The operation began Wednesday with the controlled purchase of heroin. During that transaction, officers learned of a possible meth lab at 3160 Stoneburner Road, Lot 2 in Warsaw.

When officers arrived at the location, they found a meth lab and an HCL generator, according to reports.

Shawn Luther Morton was arrested on charges of felony dealing and manufacturing methamphetamine over 3 grams. Morton’s wife, Dawn Ellen Morton, was arrested on charges of felony dealing and manufacturing methamphetamine.

Officers also located marijuana and paraphernalia at the home, reports said.

Undercover officers returned to the scene of the original heroin purchase and arrested Adam Perry Shay of Elkhart on a charge of felony possession of a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance.

Shay’s arrest led officers to the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park south of Leesburg where officers located two firearms and over 100 small bags containing heroin.

Two juveniles were located at the residence and one was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the distribution of heroin, reports said.

At the residence, Darshawn Julius Moore, 19, Chicago, was charged with visiting a common nuisance. William Kim Sanford, 34, was charged with dealing in a narcotic drug. Rachel A. Truex, 30, was charged with dealing in a narcotic drug.

Warsaw Police and Kosciusko County undercover officers stated it appeared to be the largest amount of heroin ever seized within the county.

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