Fort Wayne Police make ‘high-risk’ arrest at gang member’s home, find pistol and high-capacity drum magazine

Keondre J. Lee (Photo by Allen County Sheriff's Department)

The Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang and Violent Crimes Unit served a “high-risk” search warrant at a local gang member’s home and arrested one man on drug charges.

The unit, assisted by narcotics detectives and the Emergency Services Team, went at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday to 900 block of Hamilton Avenue. The Gang and Violent Crimes Unit members had bought cocaine several times from Keondre “Chicken” Lee, 21, according to a news release from Detective Sgt. Thomas Srausborger. He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of dealing cocaine, a Level 4 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony; and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Level 4 felonies in Indiana carry the possibility of incarceration for 2-12 years. Level 6 felonies are the least severe, with sentences of 6 months-2½ years possible.

During a search of the home, detectives found drug paraphernalia, a small amount of marijuana, and a fully loaded Anderson .223-caliber pistol along with a high-capacity drum magazine. Lee is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

The investigation is continuing.