Couple faces drug, neglect charges after raid of Cov. Rd home

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Couple faces drug, neglect charges after raid of Cov. Rd home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say that the parents of a toddler are under arrest and tht 17-month-old is now in DCS custody after a raid on a Covington Road home this week.
On Monday, March 25th, 2019, just before 6 a.m., members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics Division and members of the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 6506 Covington Rd., Building A, Apt. 328.
Detectives had received information that Dylan Pattison had been dealing cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and THC vape cartridges. They also received tips that he had a large amount of US currency and firearms in his residence. Detectives applied for and received a search warrant for Mr. Pattisons’ residence at the conclusion of their investigation.

Upon serving the search warrant, the residence was occupied by Pattison, Maria Lopez-Saldana, and their 17-month-old son. The search of the residence yielded 1.3 grams of Cocaine, 6.1 grams of Marijuana, $7000.00 in US currency, 2 scales, a drug ledger, 9mm Bersa semi-automatic handgun with an attached flashlight, and a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle with a laser (the stock had been cut off and the grip wrapped).

Police say that it should be noted the cocaine was found on a folded $1 bill within inches of the child’s sippy cup. DCS was called to assist with the placement of the child due to both parents being arrested with the following:

Dylan Geiger Pattison, M/W/27, D.O.B. 11/02/1991
Neglect of a Dependent (level 6)
Dealing Cocaine (level 6)
Maintaining a Common Nuisance (level 6)
Dealing Marijuana (A Misd.)

Maria F. Lopez-Saldana, F/H/23, D.O.B. 04/25/1995
Neglect of a Dependent (level 6)
Dealing Cocaine (level 6)
Maintaining a Common Nuisance (level 6)
Dealing Marijuana (A Misd)

Three vehicles were towed from the scene and held for additional search warrants to be obtained. Once these warrants were obtained and served, the following items were located and taken into continuity:

-6 corner baggies containing a 10.1 grams total substance weight of Cocaine

-6 Ziploc bags containing 107.5 grams total substance weight of marijuana

-81 small blue round pills; imprinted with M, 30 (Oxycodone), total substance weight of 9.2 grams

-13 Kingsman 500ml THC vape cartridges

-7 grams of “Cherry Pie Premium Cannabis”

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Both Pattison and Lopez-Saldana were charged with these offenses in addition to the previous charges due to the new evidence found in the vehicles:
-Dealing Cocaine (level 2)
-Dealing a Schedule II Narcotic (level 4)
-2 Counts of Dealing Marijuana/Hashish Oil (level 6)

Police say this investigation is still currently ongoing.