ETNA GREEN — A South Bend man was recently arrested on drug charges for having 28 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
Richard G. Larrison, 47, 1406 E. Fox St., South Bend, is charged with dealing methamphetamine, a level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 3 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On Feb. 28, an Indiana State trooper saw a dark blue Ford Expedition speeding while traveling north on CR 800W in the area of CR 750N. The trooper pulled the vehicle over and identified the driver as Larrison. According to court documents, the trooper discovered the vehicle had registration plates that belonged to a red Ford Ranger and was falsely registered.
Larrison admitted to the trooper there was a pot pipe inside his vehicle. A Warsaw Police officer and his K9 unit were called to the scene. The K9 made a positive alert for drugs in the vehicle.
While searching the vehicle, officers found multiple plastic bags and two pill bottles containing methamphetamine, several smoking pipes, two scales and multiple small bags used to package illegal drugs.
In total, about 28 grams of methamphetamine were found in Larrison’s vehicle.
While speaking with officers, Larrison admitted there were drugs in his wallet. Officers searched the wallet and found folded dollar bills containing a rock-like substance.
When he was told there was a lot of methamphetamine in the vehicle, Larrison said that “it’s a little bit” and admitted that he needed to sell methamphetamine to support his drug habits.
Larrison was convicted of methamphetamine possession in 2003 and controlled substance possession in 2009.
For this case, he was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Feb. 28, with a $25,250 surety and cash bond.