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Attempted murder suspect faces drug charges after traffic stop

ROCHESTER, Ind. -- A man wanted on attempted murder charges was arrested during a traffic stop on US 31 Tuesday afternoon.

An Indiana State Police trooper conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling on US 31 near State Road 25 around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, a second trooper with a K-9 conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle.

The dog indicated the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle, police said.

Police said they found two loaded .45-caliber handguns, marijuana and $2,891 in cash during a search of the vehicle and its occupants.

The driver, 39-year-old Takisha M. Jacobs of South Bend, was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of driving while suspended with a prior conviction.

Her passenger, 23-year-old Darius Marshall of Indianapolis, was arrested on a warrant out of Marion County for attempted murder, dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, visiting a common nuisance and maintaining a common nuisance. He was also arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a handgun without license, with a prior conviction, and possession of marijuana.

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