WARSAW — Two people from North Webster are facing multiple charges after being found in a stolen vehicle.
Thomas Alvin Conway, 45, 6886 E. 600 N., North Webster, is facing charges of dealing methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony; possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 6 felony; possession of a syringe, a Level 4 felony; theft, a Level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor; possession of marijuana sentence enhancement, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia sentence enhancement, a Class A misdemeanor.
Kelly Marie Conway, 38, of the same address, is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.
According to a probable cause affidavit, on July 25, a Warsaw Police officer learned a stolen gray Genesis G80 was traveling westbound into Warsaw. Dispatch told him the vehicle had been stolen in a burglary and that there might be computers and tablets in it.
The officer found the vehicle near Commerce Drive, Warsaw, and followed it to a Lassus gas station. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Fort Wayne.
The officer and a second officer removed the occupants from the vehicle, Thomas Conway and Kelly Conway. Officers discovered that Kelly Conway had an active arrest warrant for domestic battery in the county and arrested her.
The officer read Thomas Conway his rights. Thomas Conway said two men dropped the vehicle off for him to use. He didn’t know their full names. He said he had a laptop in the vehicle.
Officers searched the vehicle and found the following:
- 28.9 grams of marijuana;
- 26.5 grams of methamphetamine;
- two boxes containing a single dollar, several plastic straws and cotton swabs;
- a digital scale with heroin residue;
- a piece of aluminum foil with burn marks;
- heroin in a silver container in a bag;
- a Walmart receipt dated July 21 at 4:49 p.m. Officers obtained video showing Thomas Conway making the purchase;
- and eight hypodermic syringes.
Officers read Kelly Conway her rights. She said she had a laptop in the vehicle.
She said on July 23 that she and Thomas Conway had stayed at a motel. He asked her to come outside and when she did, she saw the Genesis. She thought it was a rental car.
She said she didn’t see two men with Thomas Conway. She said she had drugs in her purse to help with pain and that Thomas Conway bought them for her.
Officers found in her purse: four plastic bags containing heroin, which added up to 2.3 grams total; a glass pipe with residue and a brown glass vile; and a plastic bag containing 2 grams of methamphetamine.
Thomas Conway and Kelly Conway were both booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on July 25. Thomas Conway was booked on a $25,250 surety and cash bond. Kelly Conway was booked on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.
Thomas Conway also has an active criminal case for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia in Kosciusko County. On Sept. 14, 2015, he was convicted of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a syringe, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia in Whitley County.