WARSAW — Two people were arrested after officers located a stolen vehicle and discovered drug paraphernalia.
Travis Lynn Cusick, 44, 380 S. Franklin St., Waterloo, is being charged with theft, a level 6 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor; possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor; and false informing, a class B misdemeanor.
Linda Marie Collins, 39, 3454 US Highway 6-12, Waterloo, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On April 18, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department observed a vehicle make several lane changes without using a proper turn signal on Lake City Highway.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The male driver falsely identified himself and the female passenger identified herself as Collins. The officer checked the information on the vehicle and found it had been reported stolen on April 13. Collins and the male driver, later identified as Cusick, were listed as suspects in the theft.
As the officer removed Cusick from the vehicle, Cusick attempted to hide an object and flipped a white object toward the front of the vehicle. Cusick told the officer that both he and Collins had active arrest warrants in DeKalb County. Cusick’s driver’s license was also suspended prior.
While searching the vehicle, the officer found several glass smoking devices containing a residue. The residue tested positive for methamphetamine.
Cusick and Collins both admitted to owning the smoking devices.
Both Collins and Cusick have already been arrested and released on their own recognizances. They have initial hearings scheduled for 8:15 a.m. June 13, in Kosciusko County Circuit Court.