WARSAW — Two Warsaw residents are facing charges after a multi-agency warrant blitz resulted in the discovery of a significant amount of syringes and drugs.
Jason Lee Busz, 40, 316 S. Union St., Warsaw, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a syringe, both level 6 felonies; possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor; and possession of methamphetamine sentence enhancement, a level 5 felony. Busz is also being charged with theft, a class A misdemeanor; and theft with a prior conviction, a level 6 felony, in a second case.
Kimberly K. Busz, 35, 316 S. Union St., Warsaw, is also facing charges in Jason’s drug case. She is charged with possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a syringe, both level 6 felonies.
A warrant was issued for her arrest on Feb. 11.
On Oct. 28, 2020, a Warsaw Police officer went to Cigarettes Plus regarding a theft report. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with an employee who said Busz had stolen merchandise from the store.
According to court documents, on Oct. 7, 2020, surveillance footage showed Busz taking a card grinder and vape pen from Cigarettes Plus. Footage also showed Busz eventually leaving the store without attempting to purchase the items.
Busz was previously convicted of theft in 2018.
On Jan. 28, officers were taking part in a multi-agency warrant blitz and went to serve a warrant on Busz for the October 2020 matter. Upon arrival at the residence, the homeowner told officers which room was Jason’s. However, officers could not find Jason at the home.
While searching the residence, officers found Kimberly in one of the bedrooms. She requested and was permitted to leave the residence to use the bathroom since there was no working bathroom in the residence.
Officers found 23 hypodermic needles and a plastic bag containing methamphetamine residue in Kimberly’s room.
In Jason’s room, officers found more than 100 used hypodermic needles, a smoking device, digital scale and a bag containing 1.1 gram of methamphetamine. Officers also found derogatory graffiti about the NET43 Drug Task Force.
Jason was convicted of dealing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school in 2009. He has also been convicted of methamphetamine possession, resisting law enforcement and dealing marijuana. Jason also has an active criminal case for methamphetamine possession.
Kimberly was convicted of methamphetamine possession in 2015.
Jason was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail for these cases on Feb. 12.