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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.

Taxi driver jailed on pot charges

A taxi driver was arrested Friday morning at a downtown bus station for selling marijuana from his cab, Fort Wayne police said.

Jeremiah Hopkins, 34, was booked on three felonies: possessing more than 30 grams of marijuana and two counts of dealing marijuana.

A two-week investigation preceded Hopkins’ arrest at 10 a.m. Friday at the Citilink bus station at Superior and Calhoun streets.

Hopkins was in his cab and had a little over a quarter-pound of marijuana with him, authorities said. He dealt marijuana from his cab at least once, police said.

Investigators do not believe the taxi company that employed Hopkins knew he was dealing drugs.

Hopkins, of the 2700 block of Priscilla Lane, was held at the Allen County Lockup in lieu of $7,500 bail.