Cassie Minix arrestWednesday afternoon Officer John Weir with the Plymouth Police Department stopped a vehicle at Pilgrim Lane and Western Avenue for a seat belt violation.  As the officer approached the vehicle he saw drug paraphernalia in the rear passenger seat.

The driver, 19 year old Cassie Minix of Knox told the officer she didn’t have a license.  The two male subjects in the vehicle, 21 year old Dorsie Cooper of LaPorte and 29 year old Brandon Davidson of Plymouth gave false names to the officer.

The city’s K9, Jax walked around the car and indicated the presence of narcotics.  A search was conducted and methamphetamines, syringes and precursors for the manufacture of meth were located.  Officer Weir also located a semi-automatic handgun in the vehicle.

During the investigation Officer Weir found that both males had warrants for their arrests out of Starke County.  All three were taken into custody and booked into the Marshall County Jail.

Cassie Minix was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Syringe and Operating A Motor Vehicle without Receiving a License and held on a $1,505 cash bond.

Brandon Davidson was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Syringe, Possession of a Controlled Substance and False Informing and held on a $3,005 cash bond.

Dorsie Cooper was booked for Dealing Meth, Carrying a Handgun without a License, Possession of Meth, Conspiracy to Deal in Meth, Possession of Chemical Reagents, Unlawful Possession of Syringe, a second charge of Possession of Meth and False Informing.  His cash bond was set at $50,005.


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