KOSCIUSKO — A Goshen woman was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court Monday, June 4, after officers discovered methamphetamine in a vehicle.
Samantha Lynn Lackey, 15549 CR 44, Goshen, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; false identity statement, a class A misdemeanor; and failure to appear.
On July 27, 2017, Warsaw Police Department officers witnessed a vehicle that failed to use a turn signal, causing them to conduct a traffic stop. Two passengers in the vehicle, one of which being Lackey, provided false identifying information.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers searched the vehicle and discovered a smoking device with marijuana residue, two tubes containing marijuana, and digital scales with methamphetamine residue.
Defense attorney Austin Rovenstine stated that Lackey had been in contact with The Rose Home and wishes to seek residential treatment there.
Judge Michael Reed sentenced Lackey to two years for possession of methamphetamine; one year for false identity statement; and one year for failure to appear, all to be served in the Kosciusko County Jail.
One year in the possession of methamphetamine charge will be served on suspended probation. Lackey has 308 days of jail time credit.