Miami County, IN – A Bloomington woman is facing charges of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia following a traffic stop conducted on January 14, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. The stop was conducted on Southbound US Route 31, South of USD Route 24 in Miami County.
According to an Indiana State Police probable cause affidavit, ISP Trooper Jesse M. Reason was on duty riding with Trooper C. Clark.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Trooper Reason ran a New York registration plate that was affixed to the rear of a gray Dodge Challenger. The plate returned as suspended through New York State. Trooper Reason advised Trooper Clark of this and he conducted a traffic stop on Southbound US Route 31 just south of US Route 24.
Upon approaching the passenger side of the vehicle and advising the sole female occupant of the reason for the traffic stop, Trooper Reason immediately detected the strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle. He also took note of green plant material that appeared to be marijuana surrounding the center console.
The female driver also appeared to be very nervous as Trooper Reason spoke with her. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and was identified as thirty-seven-year-old Tyanna Rowe. Ms. Rowe had an identification card through Indiana and a suspended license through New York.
The vehicle was searched. In addition to the plant like material found around the center console, more loose plant-like material was found on the passenger side rear floorboard which emitted the strong odor of marijuana. Additional plant-like material was found in an iPhone box under the passenger front seat.
Inside a tan satchel was a small glass vial. The glass vial contained a white powdery substance with was recognized as cocaine. Also, inside the same pouch, Trooper Reason located a sandwich bag containing dried mushrooms.
At this point, Ms. Rowe, who had already been read her rights, was asked about the items located and admitted that the cocaine and mushroom were hers and she dabbles in narcotics. She was then placed into handcuffs. Upon being searched, a hollow pen tube was located which had a white powdery substance within. Trooper Reason recognized this to be drug paraphernalia and what is commonly referred to within the narcotics community as a “tutor”.
“A tutor is used to suck narcotics through to introduce them into the mouth or nasal passage for ingestion,” according to the report.
Tyanne Rowe, 37, of Bloomington, IN was transported to the Miami County Jail to face charges of Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Mushrooms, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Her vehicle was secured and left on the side of the road at her request.
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