WARSAW — What started out as a routine traffic stop for mildly erratic driving and a loud exhaust ended in the drug-related arrest of a Warsaw couple.
Mark Allen Holbrook, II, 41, 920 Anchorage Road, No. 11, Warsaw, is charged with dealing in methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, a level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, a level 4 felony; and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a level 4 felony. Stacy Ann Holbrook, 43, of the same address, was booked for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia on March 23 but has not officially been charged.
According to an officer from the Winona Lake Police Department, police observed a white Dodge Ram with loud exhaust cross over the center line near Shamrock Village Mobile Home Park on March 23.
When police pulled over the vehicle, the driver, identified as Mark Holbrook told police his driver’s license was suspended. Officers reported that Stacy Holbrook provided her driver’s license, but when she attempted to retrieve the vehicle registration from the glove compartment, police observed drug-related items inside the compartment.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police found inside the vehicle in multiple locations, and on the persons of both Mark and Stacy Holbrook, paraphernalia, crystal methamphetamine and marijuana. Police also reported finding a Ruger .380 handgun behind the passenger’s seat.
Police also reported finding $3,308 in cash inside the vehicle.
For Mark Holbrook, enhancements were added to the charges due to past convictions for related crimes. According to the affidavit, Mark Holbrook was convicted in 2010 of dealing methamphetamine as well as a battery conviction in 2016. Police also reported that he has pending cases in Kosciusko County courts on drug-related charges. He is due in Kosciusko County Circuit Court on April 11 at 8:15 a.m. for a preliminary hearing on the latest charges.