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April 9, 2011

Five arrested in Goshen drug bust

GOSHEN —  Goshen police arrested five people on multiple charges including manufacturing methamphetamine Friday afternoon.

According to a police report, the arrests took place at 424 S. Fifth St., Goshen, at approximately 3:28 p.m.

Derrick Thompson, 29, 923 S. Main St., Goshen, was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth with more than three grams, possession of three or more grams of meth, possession of a handgun without a permit by a felon and maintaining a common nuisance.

Jeffrey Carey, 48, 424 S. Fifth St., Goshen, was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth and maintaining a common nuisance.

Nicholas Leighton, 22, 58146 Joshua Drive, Elkhart, was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana with a prior conviction and dumping a controlled substance.

Ashley Scarlett, 20, 58583 Norway Lane, Elkhart, was arrested on charges of manufacturing meth and maintaining a common nuisance.

Andrew J. Slabaugh, 20, 4630 Cedar Road, Bremen, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer.

All five were transported to the Elkhart County Jail, where Thompson’s bond was set at $250,000, Carey, Leighton and Scarlett’s bonds were set at $100,000 and Slabaugh’s bond was set at $3,000.

Elkhart man arrested

on multiple charges

At 12:27 a.m. Friday, Goshen police stopped Freddie F. Goss, 45, 1201 C.R. 15, Elkhart, in the 4500 block of Elkhart Road. Goss was arrested on charges of possession of crack cocaine, misdemeanor driving while suspended and possession of stolen property. He was transported to the Elkhart County Jail, where his bond was set at $10,000.

Teenagers arrested

At approximately 11:37 p.m. Friday, Goshen police stopped Desmond Whitfield, 18, 3318 Vernon Ave., Elkhart, and Nathan Pierce, 19, 3301 Vernon Ave., Elkhart, in the 25000 block of C.R. 6 in Elkhart during a DUI task force patrol. Both were arrested on charges of illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage and were released pending court.

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