Zachary B. Childers, 26, was arrested Wednesday morning when police conducted a search warrant at his residence in the 3700 block of East 33rd Avenue, Hobart police said in a statement.
Childers was the subject of an ongoing narcotics investigation by Hobart Police Narcotics Detectives, the statement said.
According to police, detectives were able to purchase a total of 4.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine from Childers at his resident on two separate occasions.
Zachary B. Childers, 26. (Hobart Police Department)
Approximately 16.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a handgun, packaging materials, meth smoking devices and other suspected controlled substances were recovered from Childers' residence as a result of the search warrant, police said.
The Lake County Prosecutor's Office has charged Childers with a Level 2 felony of dealing in methamphetamine as well as two Level 5 felonies of dealing in methamphetamine, police said. Additional charges are being considered against Childers and are still under review.
Zachary B. Childers, 26, was arrested Wednesday morning when police conducted a search warrant at his residence in the 3700 block of East 33rd Avenue, Hobart police said in a statement. (Hobart Police Department)
Childers is currently being held at the Lake County Jail.
Charges are pending against a second person who was arrested during the search warrant.