20-year-old arrested after police find drugs, weapons during traffic stop
Dowagiac Police conducted a traffic stop Thursday that resulted in multiple felony drug and gun charges.
The Dowagiac Police officers made the traffic stop around 1:18 a.m. on Edwards Street near East Davidson Street.
Police first found that the driver did not have a valid operator’s license and the department’s K-9 was used at the scene.
The K-9 alerted officers to suspected controlled substances and police began a search of the vehicle.
During that search police say they found two loaded guns, multiple knives, brass knuckles, over 30 packages of suspected methamphetamine, a small amount of suspected heroin, and various methamphetamine related items.
The driver, 20-year-old Cheyenne Kiggins of Dowagiac, was arrested and lodged at the Cass County Jail. She was arraigned in court on charges related to methamphetamine, two counts of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Felony Firearms and Driving While License Suspended.
Kiggins’ bond was set at $20,000. The investigation is ongoing with additional charges believed to be forthcoming, police say.
The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team was contacted and assisted Dowagiac officers with the investigation.