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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:00 am


2 jailed after toll road bust

Journal Gazette

Another drug bust on the Indiana Toll Road put two behind bars in Steuben County on Monday.

About 2:15 a.m., an Indiana state trooper stopped a pickup truck for registration violations at the toll plaza near Fremont, state police at Fort Wayne said.

The trooper reported smelling burnt marijuana coming from the passenger side of the truck and searched it, police said. They said he found more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, along with heroin, marijuana, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.

Arnold J. Scott, 58, of South Bend and Acasia J. Haynes, 18, of Mishawaka were taken to Steuben County Jail.

Scott was charged with dealing and possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin, all felonies, and two misdemeanor charges.

Haynes was charged with dealing and possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug and two misdemeanor charges.

Both were being held on $80,000 bond.

Waterloo man dies under vehicle

A Waterloo man died last week when he became pinned under the utility vehicle he was driving in DeKalb County, police said Monday.

David J. Blomeke was driving a Honda Pioneer 700 on DeKalb County Road 55 just north of County Road 4 about 9:35 a.m. Thursday.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department said the vehicle went off the road into a ditch. It went down an embankment and rolled on top of Blomeke, pinning him underneath, police said.