WARSAW — A Warsaw Man was recently arrested on drug-related charges after being pulled over for driving with no working brake lights.
Jason Wayne Stromatt, 44, 2566 West CR 250S, Warsaw, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor.
On Nov. 16, at approximately 12:05 a.m., an officer was patrolling eastbound on Lake Street near the intersection of Leiter Drive in Warsaw when he saw a white Chevrolet pickup truck enter the round-a-bout at Fox Farm Road and Lake Street. The truck was operating without working brake lights.
The officer conducted a traffic stop in the truck in the parking lot of Lake Street Plaza, said the affidavit.
The officer identified Stromatt as the driver of the truck. During the traffic stop, the officer discovered that Stromatt had a suspended driver’s license and found marijuana in the vehicle.
A K-9 unit free air sniff resulted in a positive response. During a further search of Stromatt’s truck, the officer allegedly found about 7.4 grams of methamphetamine scattered on the floorboard and a bag of marijuana that weighed 3.5 grams, according to the affidavit.
Stromatt was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Nov. 16 with a bond of $5,250 surety and cash. He was later released on his own recognizance.