By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Kimmell man will serve six years in prison after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of nearly 30 grams of methamphetamine.
Tyler James Niles, 35, 9521 W. 75N, Kimmell, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 4 felony. Two additional charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Niles was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
For methamphetamine possession, Kosciusko Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed sentenced Niles to six years in the Indiana Department of Correction. He has 37 days of jail time credit in the case. The possession case will also be served consecutively to Niles’ six-month suspended sentence for a misdemeanor false informing case.
On July 14, 2021, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw a vehicle with only one working headlight in Syracuse. The deputy pulled the vehicle over and identified its driver as Niles. A K9 unit alerted to drugs in the vehicle. Upon searching Niles’ person, officers found 29.8 grams of meth.