Indiana Man Arrested On Drug And Weapon Charges
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

(THREE RIVERS) – A traffic stop over the weekend led to the arrest of an Indiana man.

Three Rivers Police stopped a pick up truck Saturday on U.S. 131 near M-60 for several equipment violations. Officers established the driver, a 35 year old Mishawaka man, was possibly under the influence of narcotics and suspected methamphetamine activity.

Three Rivers K-9 Officer Jake and his handler was called to the scene to check for narcotics and did alert to the presence of drugs.

A search of the vehicle was conducted where a half an ounce of crystal meth, scales and packaging were located. Officers also discovered prescription narcotics packaged for street sales, specifically suoxone and oxycodone. They also located two loaded handguns that were concealed in the driver's seat.

The pick up was later determined to be stolen out of Warsaw, Indiana.

The driver was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail on numerous drug and weapons charges and receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle.

Assisting were the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department and the Michigan State Police Southwest Enforcement Team.