WARSAW — According to police, when officers watched a vehicle on Fox Farm Road cross over the center line on May 19, they conducted a traffic stop and found more than a driver with an inability to keep a vehicle between the white lines.
Richard Lee Jarnagin, 59, 105 EMS C22 Lane, Warsaw, is charged with possession of methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, a level 5 felony; possession or use of a legend drug, a level 6 felony; carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; operating while intoxicated, a class C misdemeanor; possession of paraphernalia; a class C misdemeanor; and operating while intoxicated with an enhancement, a level 6 felony.
Police reported observing a silver pickup truck drive left of center on May 19 while patrolling on Fox Farm Road near Warsaw. The driver, identified as Jarnagin, had glassy, bloodshot eyes, according to the report and smelled like alcohol. Police said his speech was slow and slurred. The affidavit of probable cause indicated that as Jarnagin told police he was carrying a handgun on his hip, police also observed a bottle of bourbon whiskey under the center armrest.
Police reported taking possession of the handgun and began searching Jarnagin’s vehicle. Inside the vehicle, outside the vehicle on the road near the driver’s side and on Jarnagin’s person, police reported finding methamphetamine, marijuana, several smoking devices and a handgun magazine.
Officers also reported finding a prescription bottle with seven pills of Sertraline hydrochloride, for which Jarnagin did not have a prescription. Police say Jarnagin told officers all the items found belonged to him and admitted to having smoked methamphetamine and marijuana earlier in the evening.
Jarnagin is scheduled to appear in Kosciusko County Circuit Court at 8:15 a.m. on June 6.