KOSCIUSKO — Two individuals were sentenced for drug charges in Kosciusko Circuit Court Monday, June 4.
Hayle Nicole Doty, 109 Turkey Creek Drive, Milford, was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony; and visiting a common nuisance, a class B misdemeanor.
James Robert Roder, 3616 W CR 700S, Claypool, was charged with unlawful possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony; and visiting a common nuisance, a class B misdemeanor.
On Feb. 1, officers reported to a burglary in progress in Syracuse. The caller stated that a female, identified as Twila Zentz, was hauling articles out of the residence and placing them in the roadway. The owner of the property, Michael Gross, stated that Zentz had property at the residence she was obtaining.
While there, officers discovered there were active warrants on Zentz, Doty, and Roder. Officers discovered a syringe, digital scale and a glass smoking device in plain view while speaking with Gross. Officers obtained consent to search the residence.
In the bedroom, officers discovered Doty and Roder. They found a spoon that contained methamphetamine, two syringes and a small bag that tested positive for heroin.
Roder told officers that he went to Gross’ residence to use illegal drugs. Doty stated that she injects heroin.
Judge Michael Reed sentenced Doty to six months for possession of a narcotic drug and two months for visiting a common nuisance, all to be served consecutively in the Kosciusko County Jail. She has 246 days of jail time credit.
Roder was sentenced to a year in the Kosciusko County Jail for both charges of possession of a syringe and visiting a common nuisance. He has 54 days of jail time credit. During sentencing, he was given the option to serve his sentence through work release or community corrections.