Drug sting leads to arrest by FWPD

As detectives approached the vehicle, they noticed that the windows were down (it was approximately 35 degrees outside), and a five year old child sleeping in the back seat with no child seat, and not secured with a seatbelt. The child was identified as Malone’s son.

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 3:27 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 12:10 PM

Over the past three months, detectives of the FWPD Vice and Narcotics Division had purchased crack cocaine from Cameron Malone on several different occasions in controlled narcotics transactions. On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 detectives began surveillance on Malone, intending to arrest him for the previous incidents and to serve a search warrant on his residence, 1417 Runnion Avenue.

As detectives followed Malone, he met with another subject for a short period of time in the parking lot of a northwest business. That meeting was observed by the detectives and was consistent with a narcotics transaction.

Detectives maintained surveillance on Malone until he was stopped and arrested in the 1200 block of East Dupont Rd. As detectives approached the vehicle, they noticed that the windows were down (it was approximately 35 degrees outside), and a five year old child sleeping in the back seat with no child seat, and not secured with a seatbelt. The child was identified as Malone’s son.

Also found inside of the vehicle was a digital scale with residue on it that field tested positive for cocaine. There was also white powder residue on the seat of the vehicle that tested positive for cocaine. Outside, on the ground near the passenger side of the vehicle (as if it had been thrown from the vehicle), detectives discovered two plastic baggies containing 5.1 grams of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

After Malone was taken to the Allen County lockup, detectives served the search warrant at Malone’s residence at 1417 Runnion Street. Inside the residence, detectives discovered a total of 76.6 grams of Cocaine (both powder and crack), 5.4 grams of Marijuana, 0.9 grams Methamphetamines, pipes used for smoking Marijuana, and another digital scale. Detectives also found $4657 in US Currency in the residence. A majority of the cocaine was found in the kitchen in a food container on top of the microwave within easy reach of a child, and with other regular food items. It did appear that the five year old child that was found in the vehicle did reside at the residence with Malone.

Fort Wayne Neighborhood Code assisted in boarding up the residence. The Indiana Department of Child Services was also notified concerning this case, which is ongoing.

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