WARSAW — A man from Leesburg was sentenced in Kosciusko County Circuit Court Monday, Dec. 31, for drug charges, but may not be out of the woods yet.
Mickey Dean Tubbs, II, 24, 8071 E. CR 500N, Leesburg, pleaded guilty on Sept. 10 to possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony, and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor. According to Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed, Tubbs missed a hearing on the matter due to being incarcerated in Fulton County on other charges. He was also arrested and booked in Kosciusko County Jail on Friday, Dec. 28, for possession of a controlled substance.
“Obviously, he’s got some new charges pending in Fulton County,” said Reed.
Tubbs told Reed he is incapable of overcoming his issues on his own.
“I made a mistake, but I’d like to stay in Kosciusko County to try to get my GED,” said Tubbs. “I just kind of need a little bit of structure. I feel like I need a little bit of help, a little bit of leeway.”
On April 25, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department personnel reported spotting Tubbs and a female identified as Haleigh Johnson leaving a residence with a blanket wrapped around Tubbs. Police said they learned Tubbs and Johnson had been evicted from their residence.
Officers reported learning that Tubbs had outstanding warrants for his arrest, and upon searching a backpack he was carrying, reported finding a syringe and a glass smoking device.
Officers searched the residence from where Tubbs and Johnson had been evicted and reported finding spoons with residue that police say tested positive for heroin.
Despite outstanding charges in other cases that have yet to be adjudicated, Reed sentenced Tubbs to one year in the Kosciusko County Jail for the narcotic possession charge and 60 days in county lockup for the paraphernalia charge. The sentences are to be served concurrently and Tubbs received 154 days of jail time credit. Reed told Tubbs that if he qualifies, he can serve his sentence on work release or through Community Corrections.
“No matter what happens, let’s work on this,” said Reed in reference to the other pending charges.