WARSAW — An Indianapolis man will serve a bit more time behind bars before transitioning into probation as a result of an arrest made last year when police say he was found in possession of drugs during a traffic stop for speeding.
Quincy Akeem Jenkins, 25, 2313 Mayhew Drive, Indianapolis, pleaded guilty in Kosciusko Circuit Court on Feb. 2 to possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony; possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
Warsaw police reported spotting a speeding vehicle on Aug. 15, 2018, and executed a traffic stop.
In the affidavit of probable cause, officers reported that the driver seemed nervous and that is speech was slow and slurred. Police called for an outer air search of the vehicle from a K9 officer. The dog indicated the presence of drugs inside the car and police reported that Jenkins was found in possession of a cut straw with heroin residue on it, as well as a bag containing a substance that field tested positive as heroin.
Speaking on behalf of Jenkins, defense attorney Scott Reust told Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed that Jenkins “wants the court to know he intends to get clean and to stay clean.”
Reed sentenced Jenkins to one year in the Kosciusko County Jail for the syringe possession, as well as one year in county jail for possession and 60 days for paraphernalia. The latter two sentences will be served concurrently, or at the same time, bringing the total amount of time served at two years. Reed gave Jenkins credit for 246 days and told the defendant he could serve his sentence on work release or Community Corrections if qualified.