Traffic stop leads to seizure of 89 grams of suspected methamphetamine
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Two South Bend residents were arrested on Tuesday after police found 89 grams of suspected methamphetamine in their possession during a traffic stop along the Indiana Toll Road, Indiana State Police reported.
Just after midnight on Tuesday, an Indiana State Trooper stopped a gold 2004 Jeep for a traffic violation near mile marker 90, reports said. This is about two miles west of the Elkhart exit.
During the traffic stop, troopers conducted a vehicle search and found approximately 89 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a loaded Ruger 9-millimeter handgun, suspected cocaine, and suspected marijuana wax, according to reports.
The driver of the Jeep, 41-year-old Phillip Stewart, and the passenger, 37-year-old Jilain Mensinger, were both preliminarily arrested for the following:
- Dealing methamphetamine
- Possession of methamphetamine
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of cocaine
- Possession of a handgun without a license
Stewart and Mensinger were taken to the Elkhart County Jail.