In two separate cases, Warsaw police arrested a total of five people on charges of methamphetamine possession.
About 8:30 p.m. Friday, police were sent to Papa Johns Pizza at 2511 E. Center St. on a report of a suspicious person behind the business, according to the Warsaw Police Department.
Police encountered a woman, identified as Mandy Schultz, who let them search her belongings, and they found hypodermic needles and meth, police said.
Schultz told police she was there to meet Christopher Baldridge. When he showed up, a police dog smelled drugs in his pickup truck, and a search yielded meth and drug paraphernalia, police said.
Schultz, 32, and Baldridge, 43, both of Warsaw, were each booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on a felony charge of meth possession and a misdemeanor charge of paraphernalia possession.
In the second case, Warsaw police made a traffic stop on Kings Highway about 8 p.m. Sunday because a white light was shining from the back of a car. With permission to search the car, police found drug paraphernalia and about a gram of meth, authorities said.
The three men in the car – Gregory Snelling, 23, of Rochester; Howard Lambert, 47, of Akron; and Brent Sherow, 21, of Winona Lake – were each booked into the county jail on a felony charge of meth possession and a misdemeanor charge of paraphernalia possession.