KOSCIUSKO — A Warsaw woman was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court today, Feb. 25, to two and a half years at the Kosciusko County Jail, with one and one-half years suspended on formal probation, after overdosing on heroin.
Latasha Sue Ibarra, 26, 3457 W. CR 100S, was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony.
On Oct. 27, 2018, officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a drug overdose at a rural Warsaw address. When police arrived to the scene, they found Ibarra and two male subjects in the residence.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Ibarra was in one of the residence’s bedrooms and was snoring while her face was turning blue. Officers administered Narcan, and Ibarra regained consciousness.
Ibarra admitted to taking heroin earlier in the day. While in the bedroom, officers observed a clear plastic bag containing a residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, several small plastic bags and an electronic scale. Officers also observed several small blue baggies and one silver spoon with residue that tested positive for heroin.
“She’s ready to make a change in her life, especially after what happened,” said Defense Attorney Travis Neff.
Ibarra told Judge Michael Reed that she went to a rehabilitative center after her overdose.
“I need to apply myself more and get the treatment that I absolutely need,” said Ibarra.
Reed sentenced Ibarra to two and a half years in the Kosciusko County Jail for possession of a narcotic drug. A possession of methamphetamine charge was dismissed at Ibarra’s plea hearing. One and one-half years of Ibarra’s sentence was suspended on formal probation. Ibarra can serve the one year of her sentence that was not suspended through work release or community corrections if she is approved to do so. As a requirement of her sentence, Reed recommended that Ibarra complete all recommended drug treatment provided by the probation department. Ibarra also has 214 days of jail time credit in this case.
The sentence will be served consecutive to two other cases.
“I hope you can work on bettering yourself,” said Reed. “Work hard to make right decisions.”