The suspect allegedly possessed around 46 grams of a methamphetamine substance and digital scales. He reportedly admitted under questioning to selling drugs for one week.

A Laurie man has been charged with second degree drug trafficking.

Joshua Sullivan, 32, allegedly possessed more than 30 grams of methamphetamine at his apartment on Highway 5 in Laurie, discovered during a narcotics investigation March 22.

In the probable cause statement filed against him, the investigating officer stated he had previously obtained information that Sullivan was involved in the sale of illegal narcotics and possibly in possession of a firearm.

Upon arrival at Sullivan’s residence, the deputy reportedly received consent to search the apartment upon request.

During the search, a safe was allegedly discovered on the floor in the living room. 

A woman who arrived at the scene after the start of the search stated the safe belonged to Sullivan but claimed he did not own a handgun, though she did.

Detained and placed on a 23-hour hold, a search warrant was obtained for the safe. A white crystal substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine and a digital scale were allegedly found. According to the probable cause statement, there was about 46 grams.

Sullivan reportedly admitted under questioning then that the substance was methamphetamine mixed with an imitation substance. He also allegedly admitted to selling methamphetamine for one week.

Sullivan was on parole for felony drug possession.

In the complaint filed by the Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Sullivan is a persistent drug offender with two counts of felony drug possession from one 2015 incident and is a prior and persistent felony offender for convictions for felony theft in 2007, felony endangering the welfare of a child in 2015, and fraudulent use of a credit device in 2015.

With this status, Sullivan is eligible for punishment for a Class A felony which carries a range of punishment of 10 to 30 years.

Second degree drug trafficking would otherwise be a Class C felony.