Deputies seize meth, cash following traffic stop on I-94
Deputies seized methamphetamine and $11,000 cash during a traffic stop on I-94 Saturday night, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.
Saturday around 11 p.m., a Berrien County Sheriff’s deputy was working on I-94 when they observed a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta traveling in excess of 90 mph.
As the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle they noticed the front passenger door open and something was thrown from the vehicle, reports said.
The driver then pulled over the vehicle.
Another deputy and an officer from the Pokagon Tribal Police Department arrived to the scene to assist.
Deputies and officers recovered the item discarded from the vehicle and determined it contained methamphetamine, reports said.
The passenger, Darrell Lindsey, was taken into custody on a charge of possession of methamphetamine and for an outstanding warrant from Illinois.
Inside the vehicle, deputies seized over $11,000 from a backpack on the passenger side floor board, reports said.
The driver of the vehicle, a 35-year-old man from Peoria, Illinois, was released pending further investigation.