WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after an officer made a traffic stop and found more than four grams of methamphetamine.
William Eugene Harty, Jr., 43, 2441 W. CR 250S 129, Warsaw; also with an address of 313 S. Columbia St. B., Warsaw, is being charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 4 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; sentence enhancement possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On Jan. 10, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department saw a vehicle exceeding the speed limit and making an improper lane change on Detroit Street in the area of Arthur Street. The officer made a traffic stop and identified the driver as Harty. While speaking with Harty, the officer saw a metal smoking device and a green plastic bag containing a plant material.
According to court documents, Harty said there was methamphetamine in a bag in the vehicle’s backseat. While searching the vehicle, the officer found two socks containing glass smoking devices with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, digital scales, a bag containing 4.9 grams of methamphetamine and two plastic bags containing 0.9 grams of marijuana.
The officer also found multiple small, empty, green plastic bags used to package illegal drugs.
Harty was previously convicted of possession of marijuana on Oct. 28, 2008, in Wabash Superior Court. He was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on July 1 with a $15,250 surety and cash bond.