By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man will serve three months in jail after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of drugs.
Tyler Mitchell Frazier, 21, 837 Oak Brooke Place, Warsaw, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony. The count was originally a level 4 felony. A possession of a controlled substance charge was also dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
On Jan. 1, a Winona Lake Police officer was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle with an expired license plate. The officer pulled the vehicle over and identified one of the passengers as Frazier. After removing Frazier and two other occupants from the vehicle, the officer searched the vehicle and discovered a bag containing methamphetamine and a plastic wrapper containing seven pills. The officer also found a small glass jar containing 4.4 grams of methamphetamine.
While being processed at the jail, officers found Frazier was in possession of a plastic bag containing 5.8 grams of methamphetamine.
This is Frazier’s first criminal offense.
“I want you to understand the seriousness of this situation and I want to make you address it,” said Kosciusko County Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed. “A lot of people run away from a problem they don’t want to acknowledge. And then I end up seeing their names in the newspapers…in the obits. I don’t want to see that with you.”
For possession of methamphetamine, Reed sentenced Frazier to two years in the Kosciusko County Jail with the first 90 days to be served in jail. The rest of the sentence was suspended and transferred to formal probation.