You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Williams sobriety checkpoint scheduled
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol said today it is planning a sobriety checkpoint in Williams County on Saturday night.
  • Noble County man pinned by equipment dies
    A 72-year-old man died in Noble County on Thursday night after being pinned between a pan scraper excavator and a trailer, the Noble County sheriff's department said today.
  • Auditor who quit set for re-election
    Even though Whitley County’s auditor stepped down from her post this week amid a criminal investigation, she’ll still likely win re-election in November.

Man charged after pot found in home

A Fort Wayne man faces multiple charges after police said they discovered a marijuana-growing operation and more than 12 pounds of processed marijuana in his home near Shawnee Middle School.

Timothy J. Kelley, 54, was charged Friday with felony dealing marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

According to court documents, police began investigating the house after an anonymous caller told officers the marijuana scent could be smelled from the street.

On Tuesday, police searched the home at 6708 Raintree Drive and found two bedrooms were being used for growing and processing marijuana.

Officers found eight large marijuana plants and 23 jars filled with processed marijuana. They found more than 12 pounds of processed marijuana, 80 packs of marijuana seeds, seven smoking devices, 10 hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes and a jar filled with marijuana cigarette butts, according to court documents.

Kelley told police he has been growing indoor marijuana for about two years and purchases his supplies online or in Michigan.