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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:01 am
Christopher R. Bell, 22, of the 3000 block of Holton Avenue, has been charged with resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor, and two counts of possession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish, saliva or a synthetic drug, Class D felonies, in Allen Superior Court.According to court documents the charges stem from events that took place at around 1:32 p.m. March 18. Detectives from the Fort Wayne Police Department, in full uniform in an unmarked car, said they saw a silver Dodge southbound on Holton near Oxford Street. The car halted at the stop sign before the turn signal came on, which is a violation of state statutes. Detectives pulled over the car and while speaking to Bell noticed the odor of what they believed to be marijuana coming from the car, according to the documents. On asking Bell to exit the car he allegedly tried to violently pull his arms and upper body away from the detectives and get away. During the struggle Bell tried to remove a small bag of a leafy green substance from his pocket and throw it under the Dodge, according to the documents. It was discovered later through records that Bell had a prior conviction for possession of marijuana, which made it a felony charge.Amanda Dawn Parks, 31, of the 1400 block of Sunshine Avenue, has been charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.

According to court documents the following occurred:

At 9:02 a.m. March 18 a Fort Wayne Police Department officer, assisted by a narcotics officer, who was serving a warrant search, found and arrested Parks. She said she was asleep in her bedroom. After the scene had been secured police searched the residence and found a hollowed-out pen tube with residue in it in Parks' bed; it field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Several objects were found in Parks' purse including a small blue box that contained a small glass pipe with burnt residue, two plastic straws with white residue that tested positive for methamphetamine. Another black handbag contained aluminum foil with burnt residue and charring referred to as a “foil boat.” In the back yard a metal can was found that contained blister packs for pseudophedrine medication and a cigarette pack with another aluminum “foil boat.”

The Bureau of Identification confirmed Parks had no previous convictions for the possession of paraphernalia. Parks had bought pseudophedrine medication 10 times since April 13 and had been blocked from buying it one more time than is allowed under Indiana state law, according to the court documents.Charles A Parham III, 23, of the 3600 block of Buell Drive, has had a warrant issued for his arrest.

Parham III has been charged with dealing marijuana, hash oil, hashish, sativa or a synthetic drug, a Class D felony, in Allen Superior Court.

According to court documents the charges stem from events that took place on Aug. 1, 2012, when a detective was contacted by a subject who said he/she had arranged a purchase of marijuana from a contact named “Mikey.”

According to court documents the following occurred:

The detective met with the Parham, who sold him a bag of leafy green plant-like substance from the back seat of Parham 's car in a parking lot at around 8:40 p.m. The officer paid $575 for the substance in the clear plastic bag. After the deal was complete other detectives followed the car to the 4800 block of Spatz Avenue. Detectives watched Parham exit the vehicle, enter another vehicle and leave the area. Uniform Detectives made contact with the vehicle and its occupant a short time later. Parham was identified as the subject who completed the deal with the detective. The leafy green substance tested positive for THC and weighed 224.4 grams. The warrant was issued March 21.


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