From Nov. 17 to Nov. 22, White County filed charges in two criminal cases, one a misdemeanor and the other with a Level 6 felony charge, which carries a possible sentence of six months to two-and-a-half years. The county has filed a total of 42 cases in November so far, 15 of them felony-related.
On Nov. 27, Brandon M. Floyd, 26, of he 300 block of East Elm Street in Rensselaer, was charged with Level 6 felony unlawful possession of a syringe and Class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia after an incident that allegedly happened on Nov. 21.
Floyd is accused of having a syringe in his upper left coat pocket when a police officer patted him down at a BP gas station.
The officer went to the scene after someone called police and told them they heard Floyd and another man discussing illegal drug use, court records state.
During the pat down, Floyd allegedly told the officer he had the syringe on him and allegedly told the officer that he used it to inject ice, or methamphetamine, according to court files.
Floyd’s bail bond is set at $5,000, and he had his initial hearing Nov. 27, where the judge set Floyd’s pretrial hearing for Feb. 14 and his trial for the week of April 17, court records state.