WARSAW — A Warsaw man is facing charges of dealing and possessing methamphetamine after he was allegedly found with 56 grams of meth.
Donald M. Chadwick Jr., 48, 242 E. Burkhart Drive, Warsaw, is facing one charge of dealing meth, a Level 2 felony; and possession of meth, a Level 3 felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit, around 7:45 p.m. on Friday, April 23, a police officer assigned to NET 43 was traveling east on US 30 approaching CR 150W in Kosciusko County.
He saw that a green Ford pickup truck was speeding. The driver of it also failed to use his turn signal before switching lanes in front of another vehicle.
The officer conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver was Chadwick. He seemed very nervous and didn’t like to make eye contact with the officer.
The officer requested a K9, and another officer arrived with his K9, who’s able to alert to the odor of drugs. The K9 made a positive alert after doing an open-air search around the truck, which is registered to Chadwick.
Officers searched the vehicle and found in various spots in it a plastic bag that contained 56.22 grams of a substance that field-tested presumptive positive for meth, a digital scale with a powdery residue, $1,218 in cash and two iPhones.
Another officer assigned to NET 43 spoke with Chadwick.
Chadwick said he dealt the meth with two people on Thursday, April 22. He also said he sold 2 grams to a man and another small amount to a woman.
Chadwick also confessed to using meth.
He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on April 23 on a $25,250 surety and cash bond.