WARSAW — A Fort Wayne man was arrested after making plans to deal methamphetamine in Warsaw.
Nicholas John Himes, 40, 2737 N. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, is being charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 4 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On Aug. 30, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department received information that there was an outstanding warrant through the Indiana Department of Corrections for Himes. The officer also obtained information that Himes was coming to Warsaw to deal methamphetamine in an area near Taco Bell and Carson’s.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer approached Himes and took him into custody. Himes told the officer he had methamphetamine in his pocket and in his vehicle.
Himes told the officer that he was in Warsaw to sell 3.5 grams of methamphetamine for $200. He also said a couple days earlier, he met with a meth supplier from Fort Wayne.
The officer used a K9 unit to perform an open air search of the vehicle. The K9 alerted positive to the presence of illegal drugs. In the vehicle, the officer found one homemade bong, crystal methamphetamine, one set of digital scales, three burnt marijuana joints and a wooden marijuana pipe.
Himes was arrested and released on his own recognizance. He has an initial hearing date set in Kosciusko Circuit Court at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.