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Starke Co. traffic stop ends with drug arrest

A traffic stop resulted in an arrest on drug charges for the Starke County Sheriff's Department.


Deputies conducted a traffic stop Thursday in the area of State Road 23 near County Road 75 North. During the course of the stop K9 Mack was deployed for a free air sniff. Mack alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.


A vehicle search was conducted. Approximately 1.35 grams of a white powdery substance was located. This substance field tested positive for cocaine. Approximately 17 grams of marijuana, a scale, and other paraphernalia was located.


Charles Gross, 42, of Rolling Prairie, is preliminarily charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug Felony Level 6, Possession of Marijuana B Misdemeanor, Possession of Paraphernalia C Misdemeanor.