WARSAW — An Atwood man was recently arrested after a tip regarding the use of illegal drugs.
Tyler Tanner Poyser, 23, 205 S. Harrison St., Atwood, is charged with dealing methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, a level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, a level 4 felony; possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony; carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On Oct. 29, the Kosciusko County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET43) received a tip regarding people using illegal drugs at an undisclosed location. The tip was forwarded to NET43 by a Warsaw police officer.
On Nov. 8, the Warsaw officer saw a black Pontiac leave the location. The officer ran the license for the vehicle and the plate returned to a different vehicle. According to court documents, the officer pulled the Pontiac over for operating with false plates. The driver of the Pontiac was identified as Poyser.
Poyser admitted to having a handgun under his seat and methamphetamine in his vehicle. While searching the vehicle, the officer found a handgun, 6.1 grams of methamphetamine, two digital scales, a syringe, drug paraphernalia, a bag of Narcan and $348 in currency.
Poyser said he purchased an ounce of methamphetamine earlier in the week and had sold most of it. He said he traded methamphetamine for the handgun in his vehicle. Poyser also told the officer that he does not have a handgun carry permit.
Poyser was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Nov. 8, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.