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Man, 18, accused of dealing meth

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne man is charged with dealing methamphetamine after police said they found 4 pounds of the drug in his car. 

About 11 p.m. Wednesday, officers saw Justin C. Lewis, 18, speeding near Washington Boulevard and Hanna Street. He applied the brakes but continued to drive, according to a probable cause affidavit. 

When police got near, they reportedly could smell marijuana. The 1996 Chevy Blazer was searched, and they found plastic bags with a “crystal like material” in a backpack in the back seat, investigators said. 

A grocery bag contained more methamphetamine, and the total haul was about 4 pounds, according to court documents. 

Lewis, of the 2500 block of Weststate Court, was charged Thursday and faces up to 30 years in prison if he is convicted. A court hearing is scheduled Tuesday. 

Shots fired near school bus stop

Police are investigating after children getting off a school bus said men were firing guns into the air on Winter Street.

It happened about 5 p.m. Tuesday, and the children were reportedly in the 2900 block of Winter Street when they saw two or three men start “shooting a gun in the air and in the vicinity,” according to a police report. 

“The children stated that they scattered but other witnesses advised that bullets had actually struck a house and caused damage in that block,” the report said.

Some evidence was recovered, and no one was injured.

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