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Police seize 10 pounds marijuana, $33K cash

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The St. Joseph County Metro Special Operations Section arrested three people and seized 10 pounds of marijuana and over $33,000 in cash.

The MSOS unit was conducting an investigation in the 300 block of E 13th Street and conducted a traffic stop on a man seen leaving the home.

During the traffic stop, a K-9 officer located 4-pounds of high grade marijuana and a large amount of cash, according to reports.

The man, Jean-Paul Dhenin of O'Brien, Oregon was arrested and charged with dealing marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.

During the investigation, police got a search warrant for a room at a local hotel. There they discovered more marijuana and cash.

Officers then returned to the home on E. 13th Street where they located marijuana and cash.

Police said total they seized over 10 pounds of high-grade marijuana and over $33,000 in cash.

Two other people were arrested:

  • Kyle Kronewitter, male age 29 of Mishawaka for: dealing marijuana; possession of marijuana; maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Blake Hansen, male age 22 of Granger for: dealing marijuana; possession of marijuana.

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