KOSCIUSKO — A Warsaw woman was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court Thursday, Nov. 15, in three drug cases. One drug case involved a theft from Big R.
Alexis Erin Davies, 939 E. Garfield St., Warsaw, was charged with unlawful possession of a syringe and failure to appear, both level 6 felonies; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
In a second case, Davies was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, theft and possession of paraphernalia, all level 6 felonies. Davies was also sentenced in a third case and charged with unlawful possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony.
The first drug case charges were filed on Dec. 1, 2017, while the third drug case charges were filed on July 10.
On May 8, officers with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a report of theft at Big R. Dispatch advised that Big R employees followed Davies to Village Mobile Home Park.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Davies stole various clothing items from Big R, valued at $97.40.
When officers went to a mobile home at the park, a female at the residence said Davies ran into the residence and was in the back room. Officers arrested Davies and searched her bags, finding an eyeglass container that contained four syringes, two metal spoons with residue and two cotton swab tips. The spoons and the plunger on one of the syringes tested positive for heroin.
The female at the residence discovered clothing hidden under the bathroom sink. The clothing matched the description of the items stolen from Big R.
Prosecuting Attorney Dan Hampton recommended that Davies complete the Recovery While Incarcerated program while serving her sentence.
“I’m lucky that I’m alive,” said Davies about receiving treatment. “And I’m looking forward to taking that opportunity and entering that program.”
In the first drug case, Judge Michael Reed sentenced Davies to two years at the Indiana Department of Corrections and 60 days in the Kosciusko County Jail. She has six days of jail time credit in that case. One year at the Department of Corrections and 60 days in the jail will be served concurrently. All other charges will be served consecutively to other cases.
In the case regarding drugs and the Big R theft, Reed sentenced Davies to three and a half years at the Department of Corrections. She has six days of jail time credit. Davies is also required to pay restitution to Big R in the amount of $97.40.
To conclude sentencing, Reed sentenced Davies to one year at the Department of Corrections in the last drug case. A fourth case, 43C01-1808-F6-000747, was dismissed. Davies has 256 days of jail time credit in the final case.
Three and a half years of Davies’ sentence in all of the aforementioned cases will be served on probation. If Davies violates any probation rules, she will serve the remaining amount of time at the Department of Corrections.
“This is really life or death,” said Reed. “I really hope you get the treatment you need.”