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St. Joseph County drug trafficking investigation continues

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The investigation continues into a St. Joseph county drug bust that landed three people in jail.

Police have not released the names of those involved. Formal charges have not been filed yet

Officers were able to seize a number of drugs, paraphernalia, weapons and cash from a home in the 23000 block of Fillmore Road.

Police say the investigation began Wednesday, ending with a search Thursday night around 11 p.m.

it was a joint effort by law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Police say this isn't over, and investigators are still doing interviews.

They are also waiting to see if the case will end up in state or federal court.

“We were able to seize a quantity of suspected narcotics, some cash, three firearms, two handguns -- one of which had a laser sight and another one which was a sawed-off shotgun -- a cash counting machine, scales, a lot of the paraphernalia associated with drug packaging and drug trafficking,” said Assistant Chief Bill Thompson with St. Joseph County police.

Thompson says the most significant amount of drugs seized was more than two pounds of crystal meth. Thompson says the value of everything is somewhere in the tens of thousands of dollars.

The St. Joseph County-Mishawaka Metro SWAT team was activated to help serve the warrant.

“It is not uncommon to use swat for something like that,” said Thompson. “Once you find out if there's any criminal history associated with any of the people involved -- especially when they start talking about weapons involved in drug trafficking -- that heightens the risk factor of serving those kind of search warrants.”


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