Two people charged with dealing meth after apparent drug deal at University Park Mall parking lot

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Two people have been arrested for allegedly dealing meth at the University Park Mall in Mishawaka.

The St. Joseph County Drug Investigation Unit apprehended a car occupied by 33 year-old Jen-Nai Rowland, 33, Johnny Jones, 38, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, according to a news release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

Officers were following a Rowland and Jones in a vehicle from Niles to the mall on Grape Road and officers observed them tossing a bag of drugs into another car for money, according to court documents.

Officers pulled them over and found nearly 50 grams of meth, as well as marijuana and a loaded handgun. Police found nearly $4,000 on Jones and another $1,700 in a purse in the vehicle, according to court documents.

The arrests were part of of a joint investigation by the St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit, Michigan State Police South West Enforcement Team, Berrien County Narcotics Unit, the Mishawaka Police Department and the ATF.

Rowland was charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and carrying a handgun without a license. The court set Rowland’s bond at $500,000 corporate surety or $50,000 cash. She was arraigned on Thursday and has an initial hearing set for Sep. 13 at 8 a.m.

Jones was charged with dealing methamphetamine and  possession of marijuana. The court set Jones’ bond at $100,000 corporate surety or $10,000 cash.

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