Two people were arrested in St. Joseph County Wednesday after a traffic stop lead to a drug bust.
It began just before 2 a.m. when an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle driving slowly through a hotel parking lot. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the 2003 Chevy Blazer and discovered the driver did not have a valid driver’s license.
Jason Cochran, 43 of South Bend, was also wanted on a 2 County Felony Warrant out of Cass County, Michigan.
The officer searched Cochran’s vehicle and found $1,525 in cash, .75 pounds of methamphetamine, multiple paraphernalia items including two baby bottles made into meth pipes, and multiple driver’s licenses, credit cards and social security cards belonging to various people.
Cochran was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deal and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Obtaining a License.
The vehicle’s passenger, Stephanie Fugate, 43 of Mishawaka, was also arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Paraphernalia.