Driver arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

Dartanin Alli and Nicole Williams

A driver was taken into custody on drug related charges following a traffic stop early Thursday morning, according to the St. Joseph County Police Department.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a Jeep that was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Ironwood around 3:20 a.m. Thursday.

The driver, 40-year-old Dartanin Alli did not have a license and was wanted on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine, police said.

After conducting a search of the vehicle, officers located a baggie of meth, 79 pills of naloxone hydrochloride and methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, and a meth pipe, police said.

The passenger, 21-year-old Nicole Williams, had a hypodermic syringe, police said.

Alli was taken into custody on preliminary charges of dealing in cocaine or narcotic drug, felony, possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and driving while suspended.

Williams was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of possession of hypodermic syringe.

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