More than a year after he was arrested, a Troy man has been charged with felony drug possession.
Todd W. Harget, 29, was charged Monday in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance. The charge stems from a Jan. 4, 2017, arrest.
Washington police were dispatched to the 800 block of Washington Crossing after a report of multiple suspects possibly stealing from local businesses. Officers located Harget and another man.
Both Harget and the man consented to a search, police said. Police reported a vehicle in the parking lot contained stolen items in plain view and said Harget had the key to the vehicle.
According to the probable cause statement filed by Washington police with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, the vehicle had numerous stolen items from Walmart, Orscheln Farm & Home and Westlake Ace Hardware.
Police said Harget also was found to be in possession of a controlled substance, believed to be methamphetamine.
During a search, police found a baggie of methamphetamine in a zippered pouch in his wallet. Harget told police the wallet was not his and given to him by a friend, however all items in the wallet appeared to belong to Harget.
Police said Harget was the passenger in a vehicle where a hypodermic needle was found. The needle was located between the driver’s seat and center console. Harget told police he had been sitting in the front passenger seat, had the ignition key to the vehicle and items he had admitted to stealing were under the driver’s seat.
According to the probable cause statement, Harget had six stealing-related offenses since 2008.