Miami/Fulton Counties – Two separate narcotics investigation by members of the CLEAN Team resulted in the arrests of Michele Mongosa, 48, Peru, IN and Neil Birner, 53, Rochester, IN.
A month long narcotic investigation by officers from the CLEAN Team resulted in the arrest of Mongosa. During the course of the investigation officers developed enough probable cause for a Miami Superior Court II warrant to be issued for her arrest. She was served the warrant at her home on 390 East Third Street, in Peru. Mongosa was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face criminal charges for two counts of dealing heroin, two counts for possession of heroin, and two counts for maintaining a common nuisance.
In a separate investigation, officers from the CLEAN Team assisted the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department with a search warrant at a home on 841 Monarch Lane, Rochester. During their search, officers allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana, an illegal drug lab, and drug paraphernalia. Birner, an occupant in the home, was arrested and incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail. He faces criminal charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of an illegal drug lab.
The CLEAN Team is a task force of 11 law enforcement entities that have dedicated resources to fight narcotics in Fulton and Miami Counties. CLEAN stands for Combined Law Enforcement Against Narcotics. The main focus of the CLEAN Team is narcotics enforcement with an emphasis on methamphetamine related crimes.
Law enforcement officers encourage anyone with information about the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of narcotics to call their local law enforcement agency or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Information can be reported anonymously.