On Sunday, February 19, 2023 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Officer Blake Bennett conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle, in the area of US 30 and Plymouth-Goshen Trail. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 42-year-old Nancy Hochschild-Vanvynck of South Bend. The passenger of the vehicle was identified as 40-year-old Stacy Brown of Grovertown.
During the traffic stop, Marshall County Sheriff Department K9 Officer Diesel conducted an open-air sniff around the vehicle. K9 Officer Diesel alerted to the presence of narcotic odors in the vehicle.
Suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located inside the vehicle. Nancy Hochschild-Vanvynck along with Stacy Brown were both transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. The cash bonds for Stacy Brown and Nancy Hochschild-Vanvynck were set at $1,500.
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.