WARSAW — A Warsaw woman is being charged with possession of methamphetamine after officers discovered the substance in a drawer while investigating a stabbing.
Leslie Ann Carter, 43, 310 1/2 South Indiana Street, Warsaw, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony, disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Nov. 21 officers with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a stabbing.
When officers entered the residence they found a male subject lying on the floor and a female, identified as Carter, sitting on his back applying pressure between his shoulder blades with a blood soaked grey shirt. Carter advised officers that the male had a stab wound in the center of his back beside his spine. Officers observed blood on the bathroom floor, bathroom sink, bathroom door and on Carter’s clothing. The victim was transported by EMS.
According to the affidavit, the responding officer spoke with the male victim who advised that Carter and he were “messing around” when he felt pain as he was stabbed.
When officers spoke with Carter, she advised the knife was in the kitchen sink. She stated the male victim and she were “goofing off” in the kitchen when she unintentionally stabbed him, advising officers the victim slipped and fell back onto the knife.
The victim later advised officers that he was not sure how he got stabbed. He stated he was unaware of the accident until he found blood dripping down his back.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and advised Carter of such. According to the affidavit, Carter became angry at this time and began yelling at law enforcement and calling officers derogatory names. Carter was advised that if she did not lower her voice she would be arrested for disorderly conduct.
When officers tried to take photographs of the exterior of the residence Carter refused to move and began yelling at officers. She was arrested at this time for disorderly conduct.
The affidavit states that officers served the search warrant and searched the residence, finding a glass smoking device on top of the refrigerator and three hypodermic needles and residue covered plastic baggie and metal spoon in a bedroom drawer. Officers field tested the spoon and one needle, both testing positive for methamphetamine.
Leslie Ann Carter was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Nov. 21.
More information regarding the stabbing can be found here.