LEESBURG — During a check of the National Precursor Log Exchange on Feb. 11, Indiana State Police Office Luke Waikel saw that Aaron David Poe, 32, 7849 N. 400E, Leesburg had been making an unusual amount of purchase of pseudoephedrine at a drug store in Warsaw.
This observation lead to the arrest of Poe Thursday, March 17, on charges of possession of methamphetamine and attempted possession or sale of precursors. Both are level 6 felonies.
The affidavit of probable cause, filed in Kosciusko Circuit Court on March 1, states Warsaw Police observed Poe leave the drug store and after failing to use a proper signal in a lane change on two occasions, a traffic stop was initiated by Waikel.
Poe and a female passenger were found to be in the vehicle, with a bag from the drug store observed in the female’s purse. A canine dog was used to conduct an outer air search and alerted to the presence of drugs. In the purse, officers found pseudoephedrine and in the vehicle cut straws, a piece of aluminum foil with residue and burnt marks. The aluminum foil tested positive for methamphetamine. Poe, when speaking to police, admitted he had purchased the pseudoephedrine for another individual, knowing it was going to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Poe is being held in the county jail on $5,000 surety and $250 cash bond.