WARSAW — Charges have been filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court against Steven Christopher Lindsey, 22, 301 S. Main St., Bourbon, for dealing in cocaine, level 5 felony, possession of cocaine, level 6 felony, dealing in methamphetamine, level 5 felony, and possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a level 6 felony. Charges were filed on Oct. 29.
Lindsey was arrested on Oct. 20, and preliminarily charged with dealing meth, possession of a precursor. His bond was set at $10,000 surety and $250 cash.
Court documents, filed Oct. 29, stated on Oct. 19 Warsaw Police Narcotics Division was conducting a surveillance in Warsaw when they observed Lindsey, a suspected drug dealer, enter a vehicle. The vehicle, driven by another individual stopped at the Marathon station at Center and Detroit streets, before driving back to the original area.
A traffic stop was initiated after the driver failed to use the proper turn signal at Scott and Center streets. When the officer approached the vehicle, Lindsey exited the vehicle and walked away. While speaking with the driver, Andrew Berry, officers saw a glass smoking pipe, used to ingest illegal substance, on the back seat of the vehicle.
A K-9 officer was called to the scene where it hit on the vehicle for drugs. A search of the vehicle found a plastic straw with a white residue and a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance. Berry admitted he had given heroin to Lindsey in exchange for meth and told police Lindseay had used the heroin when they stopped at the Marathon station.
The powdery substance was tested, testing positive for cocaine, not meth. It weighed less than one gram.
Once the drug was found, police, who had kept a watch on Lindsey’s whereabouts, approached Lindsey. He admitted giving Berry a bag he believed contained meth, and admitted manufacturing meth at a Warsaw location. He told police there was an HCL generator in the trash can outside the residence and chemical reagents or precursors to manufacture meth were inside the home.
A search warrant for the home was obtained and police found the HCL generator where Lindsey stated it would be, along with the precursors to manufacture meth.