Warsaw man arrested for possession of meth, heroin

A Warsaw man has been arrested on several drug charges.

Jeffrey Devon Konkle, 43, was arrested on possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony; possession of a narcotic drug, a level 5 felony; possession of a syringe, a level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor. He is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on $5,250 bond.

According to the probable cause affidavit from the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, a Warsaw City Police Department officer responded to a physical fight near the Warsaw area on September 14.

Upon arrival, the officer observed a male holding a small child and a female walking southbound. The officer identified the male as Jeffrey Konkle.  Both Konkle and the woman advised they were verbally arguing and when she started to walk away, Konkle grabbed her in a non-aggressive manner around the waist.

The officer checked Kosciusko County dispatch for warrants for the two individuals and dispatch advised Konkle had been known to carry a knife. The officer requested Konkle put the child down and conducted a pat down and in Konkle’s cargo pocket found a syringe and a silver spoon. In Konkle’s right front pocket, the officer found a container that Konkle immediately stated was “ice” or methamphetamine. Inside the container was a folded piece of paper that contained a white crystal like substance.

Officers field-tested the white substance and it tested positive for methamphetamine.

Konkle was transported to the Kosciusko County Jail, where he was searched by a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department officer.  The officer located a plastic bag containing two small plastic bags that contained a brown rocklike substance that tested positive for heroin.

The KCSD officer spoke with Konkle who admitted he had forgotten the heroin was in his sock.