Elkhart man behind bars after traffic stop leads to drug charges  

Elkhart County, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Elkhart man landed in jail following a traffic stop on the US20 bypass by an Indiana State Trooper.

On December 19, 2017, around 11:53 p.m., Trooper Arthur Smith made a traffic stop for a moving violation on an orange Ford Fusion traveling east on the US20 bypass near the Elkhart and St. Joseph County line.

Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police

While talking to the driver, identified as Spencer Coleman age 25 of Elkhart, Smith purportedly could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the Ford.  Smith located a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia in a diaper bag in the trunk of the Ford.  Several smaller bags of suspected marijuana were found hidden on Coleman.  The total weight of the suspected marijuana is approximately 133 grams (over ¼ pound).

Coleman was transported to the Elkhart County Jail and faces preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.