WARSAW — Daniel Kay Smith, 46, 202 Argonne Road, Warsaw, is being charged with a level 5 felony of dealing meth; a level 6 felony of possession of meth; a level 6 felony of possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and a level 6 felony of possession of syringe.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, on July 13, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department made a traffic stop that resulted in knowledge of a Warsaw man allegedly manufacturing and dealing meth. The driver of the vehicle, Sarah Kathleen Connolly, 28, 3110 E. CR 1000N, Syracuse, is being charged with a level 6 felony of possession of meth; possession of syringe, a level 6 felony; possession or sale of precursors, a level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor and driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor.
Also in the vehicle was James Leo Charters, 46, 3110 E. CR 100N, Syracuse, who is being charged with a level 6 felony of possession of meth, a level 6 felony and a class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.
An officer went to the address given and stood outside to try and detect any odors associated with the manufacturing of meth and noticed a man looking out toward him from a second story window. The officer proceeded to a common area in the back of the apartment building, where he was met by the same male who was in the window, who was identified as Smith.
The officer identified himself and Smith told the officer, “There has been some meth stuff going on (in Smith’s apartment) and might be a little weed.” The officer asked Smith for consent to search the apartment, but Smith told him no. The officer then
asked if Smith would allow him entry to make sure no one else was in the apartment and Smith agreed.
While the officer was looking for other occupants he smelled a chemical odor in the residence associated with manufacturing meth. The officer also observed a syringe on the bedroom dresser along with a gallon plastic bag, which had a white residue and the corner removed.
After locating no on else at the residence, the officer arrested Smith and during a body search found a plastic bag containing a few grams of marijuana. In his wallet officers found another plastic bag that contained a yellow powder that tested positive for meth, weighing 1 gram.
A search warrant was obtained for Smith’s residence. The officers found chemicals bubbling in a plastic bottle, which officers identified as a one pot meth lab. Also found in Smith’s residence were precursors used to manufacture meth.
Smith is being held on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.