Warsaw Man Busted with Multiple Illegal Drugs

A Warsaw man was arrested Tuesday on numerous drug charges.
Scott Elliot Cochran, 33, of 433 W. Center St., Apt. B, Warsaw, was arrested at 4:33 a.m. He was charged with a level 2 felony of dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony of possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony of possession of a narcotic drug, a level 6 felony possession of syringe and possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.
He was being held on a $25,510 bond.
According to a probable cause affidavit from the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Officer, on May 28, Warsaw Police Officer Ross Minear observed a white Cadillac that failed to dim its headlights heading southbound in Kosciusko County.  Minear turned around and attempted to catch up with the Cadillac and observed it on Cambridge Drive. The brake lights came on, the driver exited the vehicle and began running westbound around a residential home. Minear then witnessed the subject come around the corner of the home. Minear requested the subject speak to him, and the subject complied, identifying himself as Cochran.
Officers handcuffed Cochran and placed him in a patrol vehicle. Officers observed the inside of the patrol vehicle and noticed Cochran had removed a large amount of cash from his pocket. Police obtained the cash, which totaled $1,660. Minear searched Cochran and found a scale with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.
When running information on Cochran’s Cadillac, officers found the vehicle was improperly registered and did not have insurance. An inventory search was conducted and found a cut piece of straw that contained a white powdery residue that also tested field positive for methamphetamine, the affidavit stated.
Officers observed the fuse panel was loose, removed the lid and located a white sock that contained a clear plastic bag containing 13.3 grams of a crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The bag also contained 12 hypodermic needles and a tan sack that contained a rock substance that tested positive for heroin.
Officers also located a spoon with residue that field tested positive for heroin, a schedule 1 narcotic drug; a plastic bag containing a white residue that tested positive for cocaine; a plastic bag that contained a pink powder that tested positive for MDMA (ecstasy), a schedule 1 controlled substance; and another bag was inventoried that contained numerous pills.
Officer Brad Kellar spoke with Cochran who allegedly admitted he sold 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of meth every three days, according to the affidavit. He also told police the crystal meth, hypodermic syringes, heroin and MDMA all belonged to his personal stash and he had been using heroin since 2009, the affidavit stated.