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Fort Wayne Police briefs

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:00 am

Suspect charged in suspected meth lab raid

A Fort Wayne man faces drug charges after Fort Wayne Police raided a possible methamphetamine lab Thursday at an apartment in the city's West Central neighborhood.

A city police SWAT team and meth suppression unit served a search warrant at about 10 a.m. at a house in the 900 block of West Jefferson Boulevard, said Sgt. Jonathan Bowers of the department's vice and narcotics division.

David J. Heineman, who was found inside the second-floor apartment, was arrested and faces six charges, including manufacturing meth within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of meth precursors with intent to sell, police said in a news release.

Police removed at least two apparent meth-cooking devices – plastic soda bottles with a bluish substance inside – from the house. and arranged the evidence on a plastic tarp near an alley behind the house.

Police also charged Heineman with possession of two or more meth precursors, possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. His bond was set at $313,250, the news release said.