From ath Adams County Sheriff’s Department
(3-3-21) Investigators of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Decatur Police Department, Bluffton Police Department, and Wells County Sheriff’s Department, served Multiple Arrest Warrants stemming from a 10-month investigation in Adams County.
During this investigation, Methamphetamine and Cocaine were purchased from several different Defendants.

The term “Boomerang,” when used as a verb, describes something that returns to the originator, often with negative consequences. Several individuals arrested during this Operation are repeat offenders, both in possession and sale of illegal narcotic drugs.

Adams County Courts supports, and offers Defendants great rehabilitation tools, but the outcome depends solely on the willingness of each individual to change their life for the better.

Operation “Boomerang” brings accountability to those who may have failed from a program or not completed a rehabilitation course, and never really changed their ways. Instead, these individuals have not only ruined a great portion of their lives through their poor decisions, but have also destroyed the lives of many people that they have helped get addicted to illegal drugs. The addiction to illegal drugs destroys individual’s lives, often leading to other crimes such as thefts and burglary, robberies, and violent offenses, creating even more victims of crime in our community.

This behavior WILL NOT, be tolerated in Adams County, and with the help of our community, we can and will do everything in our power to keep Adams County a safe, Drug Free community.

Defendants arrested during Operation “Boomerang”, as well as their charges, are as follows:

Justin Dean Canales Brown
233 N 4th. St Decatur, In.
– 2 count’s Dealing Methamphetamine
Rusty William Brown
715 N. 10th St Decatur, In.
– 2 count’s Dealing Methamphetamine
Jessica Lyn Miller
9370 SW 2nd. St Geneva, In.
– 2 count’s Dealing Methamphetamine


Patricia Michelle Miller
9370 SW 2nd. St Geneva, In.
– 2 count’s Dealing Methamphetamine
Alexandra Leigh Summer Brown
18429 Lincoln Hwy E Monroeville, In.
– 1 count Dealing Methamphetamine
Angel Denise Talarico
18429 Lincoln Hwy E Monroeville, In.
– 2 count’s Dealing Methamphetamine


Jennifer Lyn Brown
9370 SW 2nd. St Geneva, In.
– 1 count Dealing Methamphetamine
Zachary Lawerence Brown
9370 SW 2nd St Geneva, In.
– 1 count Dealing Methamphetamine
Charles Joseph Andress
821 Willowind Trail Fort Wayne, In.
– 2 counts Dealing Cocaine


Nick Handshoe
Decatur, IN
Outstanding warrant for Probation Violation
Subject listed below was not found and there is an active warrant for:
Ricky Allen Stetler
241 N 6th St Decatur, In.
– 2 counts Dealing Methamphetamine