Numerous law enforcement officers from Kosciusko and Elkhart counties conducted a drug warrant blitz yesterday arresting 13 individuals.
The Kosciusko County Drug Task Force, along with officers from Syracuse, North Webster, Milford, and Elkhart City Drug Task Force converged on various locations. Below is a list of individuals arrest on drug related charges in the last 24 hours by officers involved in the blitz:
Casey James Louden, 25, Pierceton
Charge: Felony dealing/delivering methamphetamine Bond: $50,000
Catherine L. Schmidt, 40, Warsaw
Charge: Two felony counts of dealing schedule III controlled substance Bond: $50,000
Marshall B. Slone, 32, Claypool
Charge: Felony dealing in schedule I controlled substance Bond: $50,000
Richard J. Mackensworth, 49, Milford
Charge: Felony dealing in schedule I, II, & III controlled substance Bond: $50,000
Brenda Kae Mackensworth, 42, Milford
Charge: Felony dealing in schedule IV controlled substance Bond: $20,000
Amber Marie Engle, 26, Claypool
Charge: Felony possession of a schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance NO BOND
John Wayne Clark, 41, Claypool
Charge: Felony dealing schedule III controlled substance &nbsp; Bond: $50,000
Jimmy Lee Burchett, 49, Warsaw
Charge: Felony possession of marijuana/over 30 grams Bond: $10,000
Willie D. Williams, 30, Elkhart
Charge: Felony dealing and felony possession of methamphetamine Bond: $50,000
Teresa Sue Hall, 39, Warsaw
Charge: Felony dealing in schedule I, II, or II controlled substance Bond: $50,000
Jamey I. Besemann, 32, Milford
Charges: Felony dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance and habitual substance offender Bond: $50,000
While K.C.S.D. deputies were assisting in the warrant blitz, they conducted a traffic stop near the area of State Road 13 and County Road 125 South where the arrested James O. Sayler, 35, and Donal Edward Weber, 27, both of Winona Lake on felony charges of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Their bonds are individually $2,000.
Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers still have outstanding drug warrants on the following individuals:
Jamie E. Sparks, 26, Elkhart Thomas Wayne Yoder, 48, Milford
Michelle B. Miller, 44, Milford Jennifer Ormsby, 31, Larwill
Codie L. J. Pierce, 21, Warsaw Chelesa R. Baldwin, 24, Warsaw
Information on the remaining six individuals with active warrants can be called into the Kosciusko County Central Dispatch Center at 574-267-5667 or the TIP Line at 574-372-2494.
The Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office advises that the defendant’s charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.