Multiple People Arrested In Warsaw Drug Bust

WPD Press Release- A series of tips and undercover drug purchases led Warsaw Police narcotics officers to multiple locations Monday that resulted in drug and weapons violations. Around 1:30 p.m. narcotics officers went to a residence on S. Wood Street, in Warsaw, following a tip of illegal drug activity. There, officers found several adults and juveniles with various drug related items, including marijuana, and juveniles in possession of alcohol, and a sawed off shotgun. Lashawn Adams, 19 years of age, of Warsaw, was charged with felony dealing marijuana, felony dealing marijuana to a minor, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a common nuisance, and felony possession of a sawed off shotgun. A nineteen year old adult from Fort Wayne and three juveniles were also charged with misdemeanor offenses. Adams is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail without bond. 

Another tip led narcotics officers to the parking lot of Owen’s Supermarket East around 6:45p.m., where a female was purportedly dealing drugs out of her car. Police located Kathy King, 56 years of age, of Warsaw, in the lot and in possession of schedule II prescription drugs, without a prescription. King did not cooperate in the investigation and resisted arrest. She was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital for a blood draw for operating a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, and additionally charged with felony dealing narcotics, felony conspiracy to deal narcotics, and resisting law enforcement. She is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail with no bond. 

Finally, an undercover purchase around 11:30 p.m. led Warsaw narcotics officers and Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers to a vehicle in the area of US30 and County Road 250 East. There officers located Heroin and Meth related items. Officers took 34 year old, Aaron Baumann, of Syracuse, into custody and charged him with felony aiding in the dealing of a narcotic, felony possession of a narcotic, and felony maintaining a common nuisance. Also charged was Zachary White, 23 years of age, of Syracuse, for felony dealing methamphetamine, felony dealing in a look a like substance, and possession of paraphernalia. A thirty year old Milford woman was also charged with misdemeanor drug offenses. Both Baumann and White are being held in the Kosciusko County Jail with no bond. 

Warsaw Police narcotics officers and Kosciusko County drug task force officers were assisted by Warsaw Police patrol officers, Kosciusko County sheriff’s deputies, and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Warsaw Police and the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department continue to diligently work to reduce the influence of illegal drug activity in our community. Any drug tips can be called into the Warsaw Police Department at 574-372-9540 or to the Kosciusko County drug tip line at 574-372-2494.