KOSCIUSKO — A Pierceton man faces multiple drug-related charges as a result of a routine traffic stop for disregarding a stop sign.
David J. Lambert, 43, 6 EMS B25 Lane, Pierceton, is charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony, possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony, driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
According to police, Lambert was observed disregarding a stop sign at the intersection of CR 100E and CR 450N in Kosciusko County on March 23. The police officer noticed Lambert moving around inside the vehicle “as in attempting to hide something.”
Lambert told the officer he was trying to hide beer under the passenger’s seat, but when the officer checked under the seat, a red pouch containing a syringe was discovered and a further search found paraphernalia and a tan powder, which field tested for heroin.
Lambert told the police officer, according to the report, he has an addiction problem.
Lambert is scheduled for an initial hearing in Kosciusko County Circuit Court on April 19.