By Maggie Kenworthy
WARSAW — An Urbana, Ind., man and woman both face charges after a seatbelt violation lead to the discovery of methamphetamine and heroin.
Buddy Livesay, 31, and Jessica Hall, 28, both residing at 291 N. Washington St., Urbana, are charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 3 felony; and possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony.
On Aug. 18, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sherriff’s Office observed a man who was driving a Ford Ranger while not wearing a seat belt. The officer conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Livesay and the passenger as Hall. It was determined that both of them had existing arrest warrants from Wabash County for dealing methamphetamine, and they were placed under arrest.
While searching their belongings, the officer discovered Hall’s purse which contained Livesay’s wallet inside of it. The purse also contained two plastic bags containing a powdery substance that field-tested positive for heroin and two plastic bags that contained a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The heroin weighed 4 grams while the methamphetamine weighed 49 grams. Also discovered were three empty plastic bags and a scale.
Livesay admitted to officers that he was aware of the illegal drugs inside of the purse. Livesay was discovered to be in possession of $453 in cash and Hall had $219.
It was noted that both listed their occupation as unemployed when booked into jail.