KOSCIUSKO — A Leesburg man and a pregnant Warsaw woman were both arrested after a failed eviction led to the discovery of drugs.
Mickey Dean Tubbs II, 24, 8071 E. CR 500N, Leesburg, is being charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony; unlawful possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
Haleigh Renae Johnson, 25, 1521 E. Fort Wayne St., Warsaw, is being charged with possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On April 25, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to reported trespassers at a residence. While approaching the residence, the officer observed Tubbs and Johnson walking from the residence while they were both covered with a blanket.
The officer discovered that Tubbs had an active arrest warrant and arrested him. While searching Tubbs’ backpack, the officer located a syringe and a glass smoking device.
The owner of the residence advised that he was evicting Tubbs from the residence and he was to vacate before 9 a.m. that morning. The owner arrived after 9 a.m. and discovered three or four people who were not on the lease at the residence. While speaking to the unknown individuals, Tubbs and Johnson came out from a bedroom.
The officer searched the bedroom that Tubbs and Johnson had exited and discovered two spoons with heroin residue. Tubbs admitted to using drugs and stated that his drug of choice was heroin.
Johnson was also arrested and a metal smoking device and cigarette wrapping papers were located inside her purse. While being booked into the Kosciusko County Jail, officers discovered a glass smoking device, a cut straw, a syringe and three small plastic baggies on her person.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Johnson admitted that she was pregnant but smokes marijuana. She claimed possession of the glass pipe but said that the baggies, straw and syringe were given to her by Tubbs while they were under the blanket.
Both Tubbs and Johnson were booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on April 25. Johnson was released on an own recognizance bond and Tubbs remains incarcerated with a surety and cash bond on $5,250.