KOSCIUSKO — A Warsaw man was sentenced today, Monday, April 9, in Kosciusko Circuit Court after growing marijuana and possessing methamphetamine.
Jason Joseph Bussie, 425 North Roosevelt St., Warsaw, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a level 6 felony; and dealing in marijuana, a level 5 felony.
On July 19, 2017, officers received information that Bussie was growing marijuana in his residence.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers knocked on the door several times and made entry into Bussie’s residence. They saw Bussie flushing marijuana down a toilet.
In the residence, officers discovered two separate areas set up for growing marijuana. A glass jar containing methamphetamine was also located.
“It’s been 11 years since I was in serious trouble,” Bussie said. “And I’m willing to serve for my repercussions.”
Judge Michael Reed sentenced Bussie to serve five years in the Kosciusko County Jail concurrently, with 1 1/2 years of the sentence to be served on suspended probation. An executed portion may be served either in community corrections or on work release, depending on if Bussie is qualified.