KOSCIUSKO — A police chase that began in Kosciusko County and ended in Whitley County earlier this month resulted in the arrest of a Churubusco man. While being booked into jail, the man attempted to discard a bag of methamphetamine.
Cody Lee Bade, 26, 3677 East CR 500 N, Churubusco, is being charged with resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On April 1, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department observed a black Ford Fusion traveling faster than the posted speed limit in the area of East Old Road 30 and CR 225E, Warsaw. The officer activated his emergency lights and the Ford Fusion turned west onto Kosciusko Drive and accelerated at a high rate of speed.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Ford Fusion continued through Warsaw reaching speeds of 80 mph, disregarding stop signs and stop lights. The vehicle continued toward Pierceton where officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued south on Packerton Road to SR 14 and turned eastbound, heading into Whitley County.
Officers were able to deploy stop sticks in the roadway and the vehicle finally came to a stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Bade. Bade’s Indiana driver’s license was suspended prior. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located a glass smoking device that contained burnt marijuana.
Bade was arrested and transported to the Kosciusko County Jail. During the booking, Bade discarded a plastic bag where he was sitting. The bag contained two rock-like substances that were identified as methamphetamine. Bade admitted that the bag did belong to him.
Bade was later released from the Kosciusko County Jail on his own personal recognizance and ordered to appear in Kosciusko Circuit Court on May 3.