3 people arrested; drugs, weapons recovered in narcotics search


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department arrested three people after serving a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation that also resulted in the recovery of weapons, almost a pound of marijuana, over a quarter pound of cocaine, 2.9 grams of heroin, assorted prescription pills and $3,800 in cash, according to a press release from Fort Wayne Sgt. Mark Brooks.

Mugshots of Alyssa Hartman, right, Nikki Croteau, center, and Jermard Lewis, left (courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department).

Officers arrested 46-year-old Jermard Lewis, 20-year-old Alyssa Hartman and 29-year-old Nikki Croteau on the scene at a home in the 5500 block of Le Steele Boulevard.

The estimated value of the drugs is over $16,000. Weapons that were recovered included two handguns and a shotgun. One of the handguns had been reported stolen in another part of the state, the press release said.

Lewis, Hartman and Croteau each face charges, listed below.

Jermard Lewis

  • Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
  • Dealing cocaine or narcotic drug (two counts)
  • Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug (two counts)
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Maintaining a common nuisance

Alyssa Harman

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of paraphernalia

Nikki Croteau

  • Maintaining a common nuisance
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug

Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division was assisted on the scene by the Emergency Services Team (EST).

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