Police officers from six agencies assisted in the execution of a search warrant in the 100 block of Hudson Street in LaPaz on Wednesday, May 29th

The Marshall County Drug Task Force, assisted by Net43, LaPaz Police, Marshall County Police, Plymouth Police, and Indiana State Police, executed a search warrant in LaPaz Wednesday morning. During the operation, officers recovered evidence of suspected methamphetamine and methamphetamine use within the home, as well as a firearm.

A child was removed from the home by the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Kathleen Burkett, 38, from LaPaz

Officers arrested 38-year-old Kathleen Burkett and 53-year-old Michael Heims, both of LaPaz.  They were booked into the Marshall County Jail with charges of possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and neglect of a dependent.

Both Burkett and Heims are being held on $1,500 cash bonds.

53-year-old Michael Heims of Lapaz

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