1 arrested on drug charges in morning raid

March 1, 2019

A Fort Wayne man was arrested on drug charges Friday when a search warrant was served at a Southcrest Road residence, city police said.

Mandell Strawter, 27, was charged with three counts of dealing cocaine or narcotic drug (heroin) and one count of possession of cocaine, police said in a statement.

Police said members of the departments Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at a residence in the 6000 block of Southcrest Road about 6:45 a.m. They said Strawter and another man, who was not identified, were in the residence when the warrant was served.

Detectives located almost half an ounce of heroin and 0.6 grams of crack cocaine on Strawter’s person, police said. They said they also located a small digital scale, commonly used to weigh narcotics, in the residence.