Police seize marijuana, cocaine during traffic stop on Toll Road

LA GRANGE COUNTY, Ind. -- A South Bend driver was arrested following a traffic stop on the toll road after a trooper located cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle, according to Indiana State Police.

The trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 BMW with equipment violations around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.

While speaking with the driver, Aries Jevon Alexander, the trooper smelled the odor of marijuana, reports said.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 30 grams of suspected marijuana, approximately 5 grams of suspected cocaine, $200 cash, drug paraphernalia and a loaded .40 caliber handgun, according to police.

Alexander was taken to the LaGrange County Jail on preliminary charges of dealing cocaine, a level 2 felony; dealing marijuana, a class A misdemeanor; possession of cocaine, a level 4 felony; and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.

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