WARSAW — A Warsaw man was arrested after officers discovered methamphetamine in his residence.
James Robert Hackworth, 44, 1415 E. Fort Wayne St., Warsaw, is being charged with possession of methamphetamine enhancing circumstances, a level 5 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on May 15, officers saw Facebook messages that Hackworth was selling meth. That same day, officers saw Hackworth walking away from his residence. When officers spoke with Hackworth, he appeared nervous.
On May 22, officers obtained trash at Hackworth’s residence. In the trash, officers discovered several zip top bags with the corners removed, nine hypodermic needles and baggies with white residue. The needles and baggies field tested positive for methamphetamine.
On May 23, officers saw Hackworth and Kayla Smith walking in the vicinity of his residence. Hackworth stated that he was walking Smith home. Smith had a felony warrant for probation violation.
While officers were speaking with Hackworth, they discovered methamphetamine on his person. Officers also searched Smith and found several baggies and hypodermic needles that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Officers searched Hackworth’s residence. While in the garage, they located a shotgun with the barrel and stock sawed off, smoking devices, scales and several plastic bags that tested positive for methamphetamine.
In the residence and in Hackworth’s brother’s bedroom, officers found more than 50 syringes, scales and methamphetamine paraphernalia.
Hackworth was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on May 23, with a $10,250 surety and cash bond.