WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after officers found drugs and paraphernalia at a residence during a DCS visit.
Damian A. Henry, 34, 2123 E. Hendricks St., Warsaw, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and neglect of a dependent, both level 6 felonies; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor; and sentence enhancement possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.
On March 17, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s officer went to a Warsaw residence in regards to a complaint of marijuana odor. Upon arrival, the officer met with two Department of Child Services workers. The DCS workers said they were at the residence for a follow-up investigation on a traffic stop where drugs were found inside a vehicle.
According to court documents, the officer and DCS caseworkers made contact with Henry, who was living at the residence. Henry admitted that he was smoking marijuana. While the officer and caseworkers were talking with Henry, three children walked into the living room. Henry admitted to smoking marijuana in the residence while the children were asleep.
Henry said he kept all of his drugs in a backpack in a bedroom closet. The KCSO officer retrieved the backpack and found a marijuana grinder and a marijuana storage box. The officer also found a bent store rewards card with white powder residue that Henry said he used to snort methamphetamine. The backpack also contained several other items of drug paraphernalia.
Henry has a prior conviction for dealing in a schedule II controlled substance in Fulton County.
In this case, Henry has an initial hearing scheduled for 8:15 a.m. April 23.