WARSAW — Two females were arrested after officers discovered 131 grams of methamphetamine in a vehicle.
Julie Lynn Fillmore, 47, 563 N. Michigan St., Argos, is being charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony.
Katryna M. Williams, 34, 1120 Division St., Mishawaka, is being charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 3 felony; and possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony.
On Sept. 21, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department noticed a vehicle traveling at an unusual slow rate of speed on US 30. The vehicle was traveling 30 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone. While pursuing the vehicle, the officer saw the driver of the vehicle fail to use the left-hand turn signal while turning onto State Road 15.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer saw the driver again fail to use a turn signal when executing a left turn into the WalMart parking lot. Upon entering the parking lot, the officer activated his vehicle’s emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Fillmore, said she and her passenger, Williams, had been visiting flea markets in the area. A second police officer and a K9 unit had just completed a service call at WalMart when they assisted at the scene.
The K9 unit positively alerted on Fillmore’s vehicle. While searching the vehicle, officers discovered a large amount of small Ziploc bags, a large amount of a white crystal substances, and several cellphones. Officers also found a small Ziploc bag containing methamphetamine on Williams’ person. All of the methamphetamine discovered during the traffic stop weighed approximately 131 grams. Williams admitted that all of the methamphetamine was hers.
While searching Williams, officers also discovered a pill that was later identified as Oxycodone, as well as $803 that was pinched together with a clip.
Fillmore admitted to the officer that they went to WalMart to collect money from someone. She also admitted that the two went to Granger earlier that day to collect money from an individual there. Fillmore also admitted to often driving Williams around to make money pickups.
Fillmore and Williams were booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Sept. 21, each with a $25,250 surety and cash bond.