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4 face felonies after meth bust

Four people face felony charges after Fort Wayne police found meth and ingredients to make the drug in a south-side home, police said.

The discovery was made about 6:15 p.m. Thursday when narcotics officers raided 1018 Nuttman Ave., city police said.

Because meth had been made there, health officials sealed off the house until testing can show that it’s safe to enter, police said.

The four people at the home were charged as follows:

Brock Russell, 33, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing meth, possessing meth precursors and maintaining a common nuisance. His bail was $57,500.

Gale Russell, 55, and Bill Russell, 58, were each charged with maintaining a common nuisance. Reilly Esterline, 23, was charged with meth possession. Those three were each held in lieu of $2,500 bail.