By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — Two people were recently arrested after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of drugs.
Shane Dale Cox, 45, 1102 N. Lake View Ave., Syracuse, is charged with dealing cocaine, a level 4 felony; possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a syringe, all level 6 felonies; operating while intoxicated, a class C misdemeanor; dealing cocaine with enhancing circumstances, a level 3 felony; and possession of cocaine with enhancing circumstances and possession of methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances, both level 5 felonies.
Raven Ski Jackson, 20, 6663 W. 500S, Mentone, is charged with possession of cocaine and possession of methamphetamine, both level 6 felonies.
Around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 11, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled a vehicle over in Warsaw after noticing it had daytime running lights and no tail lights. Cox was driving the vehicle and Jackson was a passenger.
According to court documents, a K9 unit alerted to illegal drugs in the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, officers found 4.7 grams of cocaine, meth residue, and a syringe.
Jackson said the items in the vehicle belonged to Cox, who she alleged was dealing cocaine. Jackson showed officers a conversation she had with Cox via social media where drug dealing was discussed.
Cox said the syringe belonged to him but denied knowing about the other illegal items.
At the time of this incident, Jackson was on pretrial release for vehicle theft and meth possession.
Cox has two prior convictions for dealing meth.
Both Cox and Jackson were booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Aug. 11.