SYRACUSE — A Huntertown man was arrested for drug charges after officers completed a welfare check.
Dilraj Maan, 25, 12515 Niblick Landing, Huntertown, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony; and false identity statement, a class A misdemeanor.
On Sept. 18, an officer with the Syracuse Police Department responded to a welfare check regarding Maan at Brookpoint Inn. Dispatch advised there were needles and drugs in the room.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer went to a room at the inn and knocked on the door, receiving no answer. The officer opened the door and found nobody inside the room. While in the room, the officer noticed a hypodermic needle.
The officer located Maan at the back entrance of the hotel. Maan identified himself falsely twice and eventually admitted to the officer he was in the United States illegally. While searching Maan, the officer found a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Maan was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Sept. 19, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.