A Cassopolis, MI man was arrested on several drug charges following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road during the early morning hours on Saturday.
Trooper Cody Brown stopped a white GMC Yukon for a moving violation as it was travelling westbound on the Indiana Toll Road. The traffic stop was near the 135 mile marker. This is approximately nine miles west of the Angola exit.
While Brown spoke to the driver, identified as Kondwani Bethea, age 34 of Cassopolis, MI, he purportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After asking for assistance, a Steuben County deputy came to assist.
Brown conducted a vehicle search and located two glass jars that contained approximately a half ounce of suspected marijuana and a container that contained approximately one gram of suspected cocaine. Also located was a container with several pills in it believed to be a controlled substance as well as a small bag of suspected psilocybin mushrooms.
Bethea was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Marijuana, B-Misdemeanor, Possession of Cocaine, Level 6 Felony, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, A-Misdemeanor. Bethea was taken to the Steuben County Jail.