By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Two local women were arrested after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of over 100 grams of methamphetamine.
Jennifer Lynn Gonzalez, 46, 507 W. Shutt Ave., Silver Lake, is charged with dealing methamphetamine, a level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 3 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
Amanda Mae Lent, 40, 700 N. Harrison St., Syracuse, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession or use of a legend drug, both level 6 felonies.
On April 15, Warsaw Police officers saw a vehicle fail to signal a turn and pulled the vehicle over. The driver was identified as Gonzalez.
According to court documents, one of the officers saw Gonzalez attempt to hide an eyeglass case. Gonzalez said there was a marijuana smoking device inside the case. Officers then had Gonzalez and Lent, a passenger in the vehicle, exit the vehicle.
While searching the vehicle, officers found 36.9 grams of meth, digital scales, smoking devices, and one pill identified as a legend drug.
Upon searching Lent’s person, officers found a bag containing 0.5 grams of meth.
After taking Gonzalez to the Kosciusko County Jail and searching the prisoner transport area of their police commission, officers found a bag containing 69.5 grams of meth. This bag was not present prior to Gonzalez being taken into custody.
Gonzalez and Lent have both been arrested and released on their own recognizance.