South Bend woman arrested during traffic stop, suspected of dealing cocaine

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A South Bend woman has landed herself in jail after she was arrested for having cocaine and marijuana.

On Friday, an Indiana State Trooper pulled over a red pickup truck in South Bend.

A K9, Chase, alerted officers that there were narcotics, and police found 10 grams of marijuana, several packages of cocaine, and more than $7,000.

The woman, Julia Alvarez, 54, who was a passenger in the truck, was arrested for dealing and multiple possession charges.

She’s in the St. Joseph County Jail.

The Indiana State Police released the following information about the arrest:

A South Bend, IN woman is in jail for dealing cocaine following a traffic stop where Indiana State Troopers located cocaine, marijuana, and more than $7,000 United State Currency.

Around 3:00 p.m. on January 22, 2021, an Indiana State Trooper with the ISP Bremen Post All Crimes Policing (ACP) team stopped a red Dodge pickup truck for a moving violation on Huron Street, just east of Olive Street in South Bend, IN.

During the traffic stop, Indiana State Police K9, Chase, conducted a free-air sniff of the Dodge and alerted to the odor of narcotics. A subsequent search by troopers located approximately 10 grams of suspected marijuana, several packages of suspected cocaine weighing approximately 8 grams, and more than $7,000 United States Currency.

A female passenger in the Dodge, identified as Julia Alvarez, 54 of South Bend, IN, was preliminarily arrested for Dealing Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Marijuana and transported to the St. Joseph County Jail.

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