WARSAW — One man is being charged with possession of a syringe while another faces charges of possession of methamphetamine after they were served warrants.
Alonzo Esteban Villarreal, 36, 821 E. Smith Street, Warsaw, has been charged with possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony. Scott Elliot Cochran, 34, 433 W. Center Street, Warsaw, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department was northbound on Detroit Street, Warsaw, on April 25 when he recognized a passenger in a vehicle as Cochran, who had a felony warrant for his arrest.
The officer followed the vehicle into a bait shop and approached the men. At this time the officer also recognized Villarreal who also had a warrant for his arrest.
The officer observed the two men moving around. Upon removing Cochran from the vehicle, officers found a plastic bag containing a white powder that field tested positive for meth. The affidavit continues, stating that under the seat officers found a five and ten dollar bill with a white powdery substance that also tested positive for meth.
Officers then searched Villarreal and found a hypodermic syringe. According to the affidavit, Villarreal admitted to using the syringe to inject methamphetamine.
Cochran admitted to possessing the meth.
Both Cochran and Villarreal were booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on April 25.