Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest


A passenger in a vehicle that was stopped because it did not have a windshield ended up taking a ride in a police car. Starke County Sheriff’s Office Chief Detective Rob Olejniczak pulled over a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Shannon Watts of North Judson on 500 North at 750 East in Hamlet on Wednesday, May 26, according to a news release.

K9 Terror sniffed the vehicle and reportedly indicated the presence of marijuana, which was allegedly found on passenger Timothy Rudd, 34. Rudd faces a possession of marijuana charge. Watts was cited for driving while suspended.