During the investigation, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle.
A probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the findings of marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, cocaine and ecstasy pills.
The driver of the vehicle, 39 year old Sharlene Silvas of Elkhart was taken to the jail for possession of cocaine or narcotic drug and possession of marijuana. She was held on a $4,500 cash bond.
Listeners and readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.