WARSAW — Two people are facing charges after Indiana State Police were informed that a woman was sitting in her vehicle and was intoxicated, resulting in the discovery of drugs.
Justin Lee Lord, 32, 700 E. Brooklyn St., Syracuse, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, level 5 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony; possession of a controlled substance, level 6 felony; carrying a handgun without a license with a sentence enhancement, level 5 felony; possession of marijuana with a sentence enhancement, class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor.
Brend Kay Ball, 33, 105 W. Ellie St., North Webster, was booked for maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony; possession of a controlled substance, level 6 felony; possession marijuana, class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, an officer with the Indiana State Police received information on Dec. 11, that Ball was intoxicated and was parked on the backside of Circle K gas station. When the officer arrived over an hour later, Ball was still sitting in her vehicle with a male in her passenger seat. The affidavit states that when the officer approached the vehicle the occupants began hastily moving things.
The officer approached the vehicle and observed a strong odor of burnt marijuana. Ball and Lord told the officer they had both just smoked marijuana, The affidavit states that while speaking with Ball and Lord he observed a cut straw and two mini torches. The devices are associated with smoking methamphetamine.
The officer searched Lord and found a plant grinder that contained a plant-like material identified as marijuana, and a clear plastic bag containing a rocklike substance identified as methamphetamine.
In the vehicle the officer found a smoking pipe, an orange pill identified as the schedule II substance amphetamine, two $1 bills containing a white powder residue, a cut straw with a melded end, a Davis P380 handgun, a clear glass smoking device and digital scales.
Lord was convicted of possessing a handgun without a license and possession of marijuana in 2008.