WARSAW — Two people from Warsaw were recently arrested after officers made a traffic stop and discovered illegal drugs, including heroin.
Timothy Joseph O’Brien, 30, 3762 W. Old Road 30 7E, Warsaw, is charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a syringe, all level 6 felonies; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
Brooke Diane Slone, 30, 231 EMS B40A Lane, Warsaw, is charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a syringe, all level 6 felonies; false informing, a class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On Jan. 14, an Indiana State Police officer responded to a disturbance at Westhaven Estates in Warsaw. The officer was informed that the disturbance involved O’Brien, who had an arrest warrant in Kosciusko County. When the officer arrived at the scene, O’Brien had already left.
On Jan. 16, the officer was assisting with a traffic stop when he noticed a vehicle with front end damage and a headlight that wasn’t working. The officer began following the vehicle and made a traffic stop.
According to court documents, while making the traffic stop, the officer recognized the driver of the vehicle as O’Brien. A woman, later identified as Slone, was also in the vehicle. The woman initially gave the officer a different name and eventually admitted that she provided a false name to the officer. The officer also confirmed Slone also had an arrest warrant in Kosciusko County.
A K9 unit performed an outer air search of the vehicle and detected illegal drugs.
Among the items found were several syringes, a digital scale containing residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, and a spoon containing white residue.
During the search of O’Brien, police found a plastic bag containing heroin. The officer also searched Slone and found a syringe containing heroin. Slone also had a glass smoking device in her purse.
Both O’Brien and Slone were booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Jan. 16.