PIERCETON — A Pierceton man is facing charges after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a handgun.
Blake Dull, 24, 407 W. Elm St., Pierceton, is being charged with dealing in methamphetamine in excess of 10 grams, a level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine in excess of 28 grams, a level 3 felony; dealing in marijuana in an amount in excess of 30 grams, a level 6 felony; carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on March 19, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Chevy Malibu after observing the vehicle operating at 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When the officer asked Dull about the odor, Dull reportedly produced a multi-colored glass smoking device. The officer also observed two bags in Dull’s jacket pocket, which Dull stated was marijuana.
While taking Dull into custody, the officer conducted a search of Dull’s person. Three bags of green plant material, three vials of THC oil, one small bag of a crystal substance, one container of THC oil, one pill bottle containing marijuana, one glass methamphetamine smoking device, one large bag of a crystal substance, one small scale weight, numerous unused plastic bags, one black digital scale and one metal marijuana smoking device were found in Dull’s pockets.
Also located on Dull’s person was a .22 caliber revolver, which Dull does not have a permit to carry.
After being read his Miranda rights, Dull reportedly agreed to talk with police. He stated the drugs and gun were his. He allegedly informed police he sells methamphetamine to pay for his marijuana smoking habit, food, car payment, car insurance and to help support his grandmother.
Officers searched Dull’s vehicle and found a black metal container, a silver LG phone, two black digital cameras containing memory cards, a red and green metal marijuana grinder, a wooden marijuana smoking device, a THC oil container, a multi-colored glass marijuana smoking device and a black iPhone in a Chicago Bears case.
The large bag of crystal substance, small bag of crystal substance, glass smoking device and black digital scale all field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The large bag of methamphetamine weighed 29.3 grams. The small bag of methamphetamine weighed .7 grams. The total amount of marijuana in Dull’s possession was 71.1 grams.
Dull was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail March 19 on a $25,250 surety and cash bond.