Winamac Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charges

Leston B.  Vaught II
Leston G. Vaught II

A Winamac man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was reportedly found in possession of methamphetamine.

A Winamac police officer saw a red vehicle in the parking lot by the Pulaski County Public Library with the driver present. The officer knew that vandalism was occurring to a structure by the library so he approached the car.

The driver, identified as 30-year-old Leston G. Vaught II, told the officer that he was using the library’s Wi-Fi, according to the police report. A Pulaski County K9 officer and K9 “Terror” arrived on the scene and the K9 did a free air sniff of the vehicle. “Terror” indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Vaught said there weren’t any drugs in the car and a search by police did not turn up any drugs.

Vaught was searched and officers allegedly found a piece of folded foil and a pen casing that contained a powdery residue in his possession. Vaught reportedly told police that the substance was methamphetamine and that he had used half of the contents. A field test of the foil and the pen casing showed a positive result for methamphetamine, according to the police report.

Vaught was arrested and booked into the Pulaski County Jail.  Pulaski County Prosecutor Stacey Mrak has filed formal charges against Vaught of possession of methamphetamine as a Level 6 felony and possession of paraphernalia as a Class A misdemeanor with the Pulaski Superior Court.