Warsaw police arrested two men Wednesday after a week-long drug investigation.
According to a press release issued by the department today, police arrested Jaime Alvarado, 39, San Diego, Calif., formerly of Milford, on four counts of dealing, delivering or manufacturing methamphetamine and dealing a narcotic drug. Alvarado also was charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and possession of a narcotic drug.
During the investigation, undercover officers made a controlled purchase of heroin from a residence in Syracuse. At the residence, police located black tar heroin, crystal meth, methadone and items associated with the sale and distribution of narcotics.
Police located Dana Likens, 26, Auburn, inside the residence with multiple bags of heroin and meth. Likens provided information that he was purchasing heroin and meth from Alvarado through the mail. A mail purchase was then arranged and retrieved by police.
On Wednesday, police received information that Alvarado returned to Indiana and was being transported from Indianapolis to Warsaw when police performed a traffic stop. Alvarado was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Elkhart County and was then detained.
Police also conducted a canine outer-air search of the vehicle and the canine alerted to the presence of illegal drugs. A search of the vehicle found digital scales, a glass smoking pipe, white burnt residue and marijuana paraphernalia.
Alvarado was transported to the Kosciusko County Jail and during a search, officers found a mesh pouch attached to Alvarado’s underwear that contained bags of black tar heroin and crystal meth. Alvarado told officers he would not incriminate anyone else and was not cooperative other than to say he was bringing heroin into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, by placing the heroin inside his rectum.
Alvarado is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Likens also was arrested and charged with dealing meth, dealing in a narcotic drug and possession of a narcotic drug. He is being held on a $100,000 bond. The street value of the heroin and meth is valued at $15,000.
More arrests will be forthcoming, the press release states.