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Fort Wayne Police arrest 2 after meth investigation

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 10:28 am

Two Fort Wayne residents were arrested late Monday on an array of charges after police followed up tips that a residence on High Street was being used as a meth lab, the Fort Wayne Police Department reports.

Chandraa R. Coe, 40, has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, dumping controlled-substance waste, maintaining a common nuisance, possessing two or more drug precursors and possession of paraphernalia. Her bond is set at $30,000.

Duane M. Cunningham, 22, was arrested on a warrant for violation of probation/robbery and also was charged with carrying a handgun without a license with prior felony and being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held without bond.

Fort Wayne Police detectives said they caught Coe in the 1600 block of Kelly Drive after finding a methamphetamine lab discarded in the trash there. In the course of their investigation of 1600 block of High Street as a location where meth was being produced, detectives learned that Cunningham was inside the High Street residence “with additional evidence of methamphetamine production.”

With the help of the city police Gang and Violent Crimes Unit, Cunningham was arrested without trouble.