FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – A lengthy investigation by detectives from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department ended Wednesday with a handcuffed drug dealer.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department, the Allen County Drug Task Force and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team served a search warrant in the 200 block of Montalcino Run in a neighborhood in northwest Fort Wayne.

Justin Watson, 35, faces four drug-related charges, including two felony trafficking charges.

During their lengthy investigation, officers pieced together the cause of the search warrant and executed it on Wednesday.

Justin Watson, 35, was arrested on two counts of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. Officers also found a firearm in the home and seized it during warrant service.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department encourages neighbors to be proactive in keeping their neighborhood safe and preventing crime.

Report suspicious activity to the P3 app or call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP. Tips can be left anonymously.

Watson was being held on $102,500 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

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