Morton Arrested After Officers Find 13 Grams Of Meth In Vehicle
By Liz Shepherd
LEESBURG — A Leesburg man was recently arrested after officers found over 10 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
Kerry Lee Morton, 54, 5099 E. Armstrong Road, Leesburg, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 3 felony; resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.
On March 2, an Indiana State Police trooper was in the area of North Webster when he saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer with an expired registration plate. Additionally, the vehicle’s license plate was false and fictitious, as the plate returned to a Dodge Charger.
According to court documents, the trooper attempted to pull the Trailblazer over and its driver fled the scene on foot but was later apprehended. The driver was identified as Morton, who said he ran from the trooper because he had bad run-ins with the police in the past.
Morton also said he recently purchased the Trailblazer and had not switched its registration plate. A responding Nappanee Police officer noticed meth in Morton’s vehicle. Upon searching Morton’s person, officers found 0.3 grams of meth.
In Morton’s vehicle, officers found 13.7 grams of meth, 1.2 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Morton was previously convicted of conspiracy to deal cocaine in Kosciusko County in 1996.
Morton was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on March 2.