Michael Teems


DEFIANCE — A Fort Wayne man was recently indicted by a Defiance County grand jury on numerous charges involving drugs and weapons.

According to Defiance County Prosecuting Attorney Morris J. Murray, Michael L. Teems, 58, was indicted on one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a first-degree felony; one count of trafficking in cocaine and two counts of having weapons while under disability, each a third-degree felony; and one count of carrying a concealed weapon, three counts of receiving stolen property and one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, each a fourth-degree felony.

Authorities allege, on Dec. 27 during a traffic stop on North Clinton Street in Defiance, Teems was found in possession of a stolen vehicle and two stolen handguns, one of which was loaded and located on his person. Authorities further allege that Teems is also prohibited from possessing any firearms due to a prior felony conviction for an offense of violence. Authorities also allege that Teems was transporting more than 13 ounces of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug, and more than 13 grams of Cocaine, all of which were intended for sale or distribution.


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