Recently, a search warrant served by Indiana State Police troopers resulted in the arrests of Seth Newcomb, 24, and Lazarus R Hernandez, 20, both from Rochester.

Approximately a week ago, Indiana State Police Trooper Jesse Reason initiated a narcotics investigation after receiving information about possible illegal drug activity occurring at 203 Northgate Circle, Apt. 105, Rochester. During the investigation, Reason applied for and was granted a Fulton Circuit Court search warrant for the Northgate Circle apartment.

On Monday, Trooper Steven Glass, with a team of state troopers, served the warrant and made entrance into the apartment. Inside they located Newcomb and Hernandez. During a further search of the residence, officers allegedly found approximately one pound of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, THC vape cartridges, two long guns, $4,259 in United States currency, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Newcomb and Hernandez were both incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail. Both men face criminal charges for dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, dealing cocaine, possession of cocaine, dealing heroin, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Assisting with the search warrant were ISP Sergeant Andrew Smith, Master Trooper Matt Rodgers, Master Trooper Ezariah Bricknell, and Senior Trooper Todd Trottier,

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.