Kosciusko County Police Arrest 8 in Operation Firecracker

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – The Kosciusko County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET43) continues its efforts to combat illegal drugs. On Wednesday and Thursday, the team arrested eight people in a bust known as “Operation Firecracker”.

With the assistance of Indiana State Police, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Warsaw Police Department, Mentone Police Department, and Kosciusko County District Attorney’s Office, the people following have been discontinued:

  1. Jadyn Michael Micha Smith-Lantz was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, conditional driving and possession of paraphernalia. His deposit is set at $ 5,250.00.
  2. Tara Holbrook was arrested on a probation violation warrant. His deposit is set at $ 5,250.00.
  3. Brenda Darlene Stump was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and driving a vehicle while intoxicated. His deposit is set at $ 5,250.00.
  4. Kelsea Leigh Carver was arrested for possession of a narcotic, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a syringe. His deposit is set at $ 5,250.00.
  5. Tyler James Niles was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. His deposit is set at $ 25,250.00.
  6. Alea Paige Hammond was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. His deposit is set at $ 600.00 in cash.
  7. Jonathon Michael Stump was arrested on a warrant.
  8. Victoria Nicole See was arrested for possession of paraphernalia.

NET 43 is a collaborative law enforcement unit comprised of officers from the Kosciusko County District Attorney’s Office, Warsaw Police Department, Indiana State Police, County Sheriff’s Office of Kosciusko, Winona Lake Police Department, Pierceton Police Department and Mentone Police Department.

Residents of Kosciusko County and surrounding areas can provide medication information by emailing [email protected] or calling the NET43 hotline at 574-372-2494.

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