WARSAW — A Warsaw female is facing charges after police were dispatched to a local gas station in reference to a report of a vehicle with red and blue flashing lights.
Jaylyn Marie Francis, 18, 902 Anchorage Road 74, Warsaw, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Warsaw Police Department was contacted regarding a black vehicle with red and blue lights flashing at the Meijer gas station. When officers arrived, they observed that the exhaust on the black vehicle was much louder than the exhaust on a normal vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated.
Francis was identified as a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, who had a suspended license, admitted that he had red and blue lights in his fog lights. A K-9 performed an outer air search of the vehicle and made a positive alert. A search of the vehicle was then conducted, with officers locating a clear plastic bag with a crystal substance in the center console. The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Another passenger in the vehicle was found to be in possession of marijuana. Francis was transported to the police station and placed in an interview room. Through surveillance footage, an officer observed Francis attempting to conceal something. When the officer then went into the interview room, Francis admitted that she had concealed a pipe. The pipe contained a residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Francis was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail Tuesday, Dec. 4, on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.