LEESBURG — A Leesburg man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop was initiated earlier this month.
Nathaniel Phillip Trott, 25, 40 EMS B6 Lane, Leesburg, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Monday, Dec. 10, an Indiana State Police officer observed a white Dodge Caravan with a defective headlight traveling westbound on US 30, in the area of CR 500W, in Kosciusko County.
The officer conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver of the vehicle as Trott, who advised that the vehicle registration plate belonged to another vehicle. The officer found that the vehicle was falsely registered. At that time, the vehicle was impounded and an inventory search was completed.
During the search of the vehicle, police reportedly found a plastic bag containing a light pink substance, digital scales and several pieces of cotton. The pink substance was field-tested and determined to be Ecstasy, a schedule I controlled substance. The officer recognized the cotton as being utilized by drug users to inject illegal drugs.
Officers searched Trott and discovered a plastic bag in the pocket of his jeans. The bag contained a powdery substance that field-tested positive for heroin, a schedule I narcotic drug. The weight of the heroin was approximately 1 gram.
Trott reportedly said to police, “I guess I own that.”
Trott was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail Monday, Dec. 10, on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.