Driver Kari Vandine, 36, of Freeport, was charged with a felony count of possession of methamphetamine, and her passenger, Timothy Meredith, 37, of Dennis, was charged with felony possession of heroin, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop Friday evening.
Officers of the Washington Township Police Department on patrol in the area of U.S. Route 33 just east of Russells Point observed a vehicle with a shattered front windshield.
Officers also observed the vehicle fail to use a turn signal when turning and initiated a traffic stop.
While speaking with officers, Kari appeared overly nervous for the stop and she was asked to exit the vehicle. When Vandine exited the vehicle, officers noticed her trying to hide an item behind her seat.
K9 Bruno was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle. A probably cause search was conducted. Officers located a plastic container that had a white crystal substance inside Meredith’s pocket.
During the search of the vehicle, officers located a black lock box on the passenger floorboard that contained hypodermic needles, spoons, torch lighters, and a white piece of folded paper with a brown substance that Meredith advised was heroin. He was taken into custody.
During the continued search of the vehicle, officers located a white crystal rock on the driver’s seat that field-tested positive for methamphetamine Vandine was placed under arrest.
Officers also noted locating numerous hypodermic needles throughout the vehicle, drug paraphernalia, and a digital scale. Both defendants were transported to the Logan County Jail. Vandine also was cited for operating an unsafe vehicle and failing to use a turn signal.