Formal charges are pending against a man and a woman in Marshall County after police there reportedly found drugs in their car after an early morning traffic stop. A vehicle driven by Joshua Ramirez was pulled over around 12:30 a.m. on U.S. 31 north of U.S. 6 in Lapaz. Marshall County K-9 Arras alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, according to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Officers searched the vehicle and reportedly found 6 grams of white powder, several items used to make methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers also learned that the passenger, Tori A. Drubert, 18, had been consuming alcohol. Both Ramirez and Drubert were arrested on multiple charges, including dealing in and possession of methamphetamine and possession of precursors and drug paraphernalia.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.