By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A North Webster woman was arrested after state police found a child in a home containing illegal drugs.
Morgan Marie Lockhart, 31, 6630 N. Third Trail, North Webster, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and neglect of a dependent, both level 5 felonies; driving while suspended and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction, both class A misdemeanors; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On June 3, an Indiana State Police trooper saw Lockhart in a vehicle and was aware she had an active criminal warrant for burglary. Her driver’s license was also suspended. Lockhart told the trooper she was aware of the warrant and asked the trooper to go into a home with her to collect some belongings.
According to court documents, upon entering the home, the trooper noticed a child sitting on a couch, and smelled marijuana inside the residence. There was also a glass vial containing THC in the home.
While being taken into custody, Lockhart said there was a bag of meth and drug paraphernalia in the home as well. Upon searching the home, the trooper found 1.2 grams of meth and drug paraphernalia.
Lockhart admitted that all of the drugs and paraphernalia found in the residence belonged to her.
She has prior convictions for meth possession, auto theft, criminal mischief, failure to appear, and escape, all in Kosciusko County.
For this case, Lockhart has already been arrested and released on her own recognizance. She has an initial hearing at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, June 29, in Kosciusko Circuit Court.