MIDDLEBURY — A Goshen man was charged with meth possession after he allegedly had a near-miss with a semi truck near Middlebury.
Deveyn McIntyre, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with dealing methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, a Level 3 felony, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a Level 6 felony, and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. He was booked in the Elkhart County Correctional Facility on $100,000 bond.
His initial court hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Elkhart County Superior Court 3.
According to court documents:
A Middlebury Police officer responded to a driver’s report of another vehicle driving erratically on U.S. 20 east of the Essenhaus Inn about 3:39 p.m.
At one point, the vehicle was said to have crossed into the oncoming lane and almost collided head-on with a semi-truck before swerving back into its own lane.
The caller provided a description of the vehicle, a silver PT Cruiser, and its license plate number. The officer saw a vehicle matching that description at a gas station near U.S. 20 and Ind. 13 and followed as it turned in to a driveway.
The driver, McIntyre, said he was on his way to LaGrange County so a friend could take him to court. He also allegedly said he had taken two 10mg tablets of a prescription painkiller before driving because of pain in his knees.
Police found a box in the vehicle that held plastic bags containing a green plant material, a white powdery substance and a white crystal substance. Some of the material tested positive as methamphetamine and some as amphetamine.
A 9mm Sig Sauer handgun was also found in the box. McIntyre said he didn’t know anything about the box or its contents and that it must have been left by his roommate.