WARSAW — Cassi Marie Bause, 28, 647 Stag Drive, Warsaw, is being charged with a level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine and a class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, on July 18, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip that Bause had drug paraphernalia in her vehicle.
The officer went to Bause’s residence and observed a vehicle sitting in the driveway. The officer walked up to the vehicle and observed an opened backpack that contained aluminum foil pieces and a butane torch on the front passenger seat in plain view. Based on the officer’s past training experience he was aware that aluminum foil and butane torches are used to ingest illegal drugs.
The officer walked up to the residence and talked to the owner of the property and the owner of the vehicle. She told the officer her daughter, Bause drives the vehicle. She gave officers permission to search the vehicle.
Officers searched the vehicle and found pieces of aluminum foil with burnt marks on them, three butane torches, two butane canisters, five pills identified as Oxycodone, a schedule II narcotic drug, a change purse containing two plastic bags with a crystal-like substance that tested positive for meth, six plastic bags that also tested positive for meth, along with other items that are categorized as drug paraphernalia.
On the floorboard, officers found two plastic bags that also contained meth. The total amount of meth weighed 1 gram.
Bause spoke with officers and admitted she’s been struggling with meth addiction. She admitted she had just broken up with her boyfriend, who was also a meth user. The officer observed numerous scores on Bause’s arms and legs that associated with meth use.
Bause is being held on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.