Operation Groundhog results in arrests of 21 people on drug-related charges

Michael Andres Catalan, 22, of Warsaw

Dealing marijuana $5,250 surety and cash bond

William Paul Clutter, 41, of North Webster

Two counts possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia $10,500 surety and cash bond

Lowell Kenneth Collins, 54, of Warsaw

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Joshua Brant Hawthorne, 40, of Winona Lake

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Joshua Lee Herr, 40, of Nappanee

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Nicholas Andrew Irvine, 28, of Warsaw

Possession of methamphetamine $10,250 surety and cash bond

Ashly Danielle Johnson, 30, of Warsaw

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Haleigh Renae Johnson, 28, of Pierceton

Maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia $5,250 surety and cash bond

Amanda Joy Justice, 37, of Claypool

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Larry Ellis Konkle, 53, of Warsaw

Possession of Methamphetamine $5,250 surety and cash bond

Derek Charles Krichbaum, 36, of Warsaw

Probation violation $5,250 surety and cash bond

Nicole Rae Pearson, 31, of Warsaw

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Robert Keith Powell, 30, of Warsaw

Possession of methamphetamine $5,250 surety and cash

Cassandra Kay Secor, 31, of Warsaw

Dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of justice $30,500 surety and cash bond

Daniel Byron Slone, Junior, 34, of Warsaw

Possession of methamphetamine $5,250 surety and cash bond

Christopher Dwight Spangle, 35, of Warsaw

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Nicholas Scott Stahl, 30, of Etna Green

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Andrew Taylor, 31, of Syracuse

Visiting a common nuisance $400 cash bond

Bryan David Trager, 57, of Warsaw

Maintaining a common nuisance $5,250 surety and cash bond

Kira Margaret Tuttle, 38, of Columbia, IN

Two counts possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing paraphernalia $15,500 surety and cash bond

Brandon Lee Warren, 42, of Warsaw

Two counts dealing methamphetamine, failure to appear $41,200 surety and cash bond


The Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested 21 people overnight as part of Operation Groundhog, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrests were the result of an investigation that spanned several months and involved covert surveillance and overcover operations.

In addition to the arrests, narcotics and firearms were seized.

The Narcotics Enforcement Team, NET 43, includes officers from the Warsaw and Winona Lake Police Departments, the Indiana State Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office.

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