Two arrested after ISP find 89 grams of meth

ELKHART CO. – A traffic stop by an Indiana State Trooper resulted in the arrest of two South Bend, residents for numerous charges as well as the seizure of 89 grams of methamphetamine.

Just after midnight on October 26, 2021, an ISP trooper stopped a gold 2004 Jeep for a traffic violation on the Indiana Toll Road as it traveled eastbound near mile marker 90. This is approximately two miles west of the Elkhart Exit.

During the traffic stop, a vehicle search was conducted resulting in troopers discovering approximately 89 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a loaded Ruger 9-millimeter handgun, suspected cocaine, and suspected marijuana wax.

The driver of the Jeep, Phillip Stewart, 41 of South Bend, and his passenger, Jilain Mensinger, 37 of South Bend, were both preliminarily arrested for dealing and possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, and possession of a handgun without a license.

Stewart and Mensinger were both taken to the Elkhart County Jail.