KOSCIUSKO — A Warsaw woman was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court Monday, May 7, after officers discovered methamphetamine and marijuana in a vehicle.
Kayla Miranda Hepburn, 116 S. Cleveland St., Warsaw, was charged in two separate cases. In the first case, Hepburn was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony. In the second case, she was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and failure to appear.
On Nov. 5, 2017, Hepburn was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, on Dec. 22, 2017, the Claypool town marshal was traveling on Buffalo Street in Warsaw and noticed that a vehicle made an improper lane change.
The officer began pursuing the vehicle, leading to a high speed chase. The vehicle disregarded several stop signs, struck a mailbox and ran into some bushes, which stopped the vehicle.
Hepburn was a passenger in the vehicle. Officers discovered a glass smoking device and several small baggies with a crystal-like substance in them that tested positive for meth.
Officers also discovered an eye glass case that contained marijuana and tramadol, a schedule IV controlled substance, in Hepburn’s purse.
In the first case, Hepburn was sentenced to one year in the Kosciusko County Jail. This sentence can be served on work release or in community corrections if Hepburn is qualified.
In the second case, Hepburn was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in the Kosciusko County Jail with 1 1/2 years of that sentence to be served on formal probation. This sentence will be served consecutively to the first case.