Massachusetts woman arrested on Indiana Toll Road in St. Joseph County

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—A Massachusetts woman was jailed on drug charges following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road on December 17.

Indiana State Trooper Tim McCormick stopped a white Mercedes around 11 a.m. on Monday for a moving violation near mile marker 75.6 in the eastbound lane on the Indiana Toll Road.

The stop occurred approximately 1.5 miles west of the Notre Dame exit on the Toll Road.

The driver could not provide photo identification.

While speaking with the driver, McCormick purportedly smelled the odor of marijuana.

After searching the car, McCormick located a small plastic bag containing suspected cocaine, a container holding numerous capsules and tablets identified as controlled substances, and a small plastic bag containing an unidentified blue powder.

The driver was placed under arrest and transported to St. Joseph County Jail, where it was discovered that the driver was concealing a small bag of suspected marijuana on her person and a small bag of suspected cocaine in her mouth.

The true identity of the driver was discovered several hours later as she had previously given officers the identity of an acquaintance.

The driver, 20-year-old Allysa Santos of Springfield, Massachusetts, faces preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Schedule II Substance, and Identify Deception.

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