WARSAW — A Fort Wayne man faces drug charges after officers responded to a suspicious person at a Warsaw business.
Michael Richard Connelly II, 44, 7022 Woodbrook Drive, Fort Wayne, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, both level 6 felonies; and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.
On March 26, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s officer responded to a report of a suspicious person at a Warsaw business. Upon arrival, the officer found Connelly asleep in a truck parked by the loading dock at Kendall Electric. Court documents say the officer noticed the smell of alcohol coming from the truck. When Connelly was asked questions, he would attempt to start the truck even without the keys. He eventually complied with the officer’s request to exit the vehicle. As Connelly stepped out of his vehicle, he fell into the side of his truck, hitting his head on the driver’s door. EMS was then contacted due to a possible head injury. Connelly’s portable breath test resulted in a .29% BAC.
Connelly was taken to an area hospital and his vehicle was searched. According to court documents, during the search, the officer found items that are associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Several of the items in the vehicle also tested positive for methamphetamine.
While at the hospital, Connelly struggled with medics and attempted to leave. Connelly would periodically ask to leave and incoherently argue with both medics and officers. He continued to attempt to leave the hospital and physically resisted. Connelly was then restrained with handcuffs but continued to physically resist officers in attempts to leave the hospital.
He has an initial hearing for this case at 8:15 a.m. May 7.