WARSAW — Warsaw Police Department officers were dispatched to 63 Poplar Street, Warsaw, at 9:52 p.m. Thursday, May 23, for a reported domestic disturbance. Once on scene, officers noted the odor of raw marijuana, emitted from the residence. Due to the possible presence of narcotics, NET 43 on-call detectives were contacted and assumed the investigation.
Subsequently, Net 43 obtained and executed a search warrant, at the property; which led to the discovery of more than 7.25 lbs of marijuana, 1.6 grams of methamphetamine, narcotic paraphernalia, 60 grams of THC oil and more than $21,000 in cash.
Gerardo Sanchez, 28, and Mallory Zellmer, 27, the occupants of the house, were taken into custody and transported to the Kosciusko County Jail. In addition to the Warsaw Police Department, NET 43 was assisted by the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Sanchez is facing charges of dealing methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, level 3 felony; possession of marijuana with enhancing circumstances, level 5 felony; neglect of a dependent, level 5 felony; dealing marijuana, level 6 felony; and possession of marijuana, class B misdemeanor. He is being held on a 48-hour prosecutorial hold with no bond.
Zellmer is facing charges of neglect of a dependent, level 5 felony; domestic battery with a minor under 16 present, level 6 felony; dealing marijuana, level 6 felony; domestic battery, class A misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, class B misdemeanor. She is also being held on a 48-hour prosecutorial hold with no bond.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty, in a court of law.
Sheriff Kyle Dukes urges anyone with drug tips to contact NET 43 at [email protected] or (574) 372-2494.