Two arrests made after traffic stop in South Bend ends with drug bust

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Indiana State Police and South Bend Police arrested a South Bend man and woman on numerous drug and gun charges.

It was around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, when a state police trooper stopped a vehicle for a moving violation as it traveled east on East Ireland Road near Irish Hills Drive. During the traffic stop it was discovered that the passenger in the vehicle, Ankoma Kirk, 23 of South Bend, was wanted on a felony warrant for Possession of a Firearm Without a Permit.

During the traffic stop troopers also discovered a loaded handgun that had been reported stolen, 29 pills identified as Oxycodone, 43 pills that tested positive for Methamphetamine, 123 grams of suspected marijuana, and several grams of suspected synthetic marijuana.

Kirk was arrested for:
Dealing Methamphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine
Dealing Cocaine or Narcotic Drug
Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug
Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon
Possession of Stolen Property
Dealing Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana

The driver of the Chevrolet, Melanie Garcilazo, 21 of South Bend, IN was arrested for:
Driving While Suspended-Prior
Dealing Methamphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine
Dealing Cocaine of Narcotic Drug
Possession of Cocaine of Narcotic Drug
Dealing Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana

Kirk and Garcilazo were both transported to the St. Joseph County Jail.

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