Mishawaka drug bust nets 10 pounds of marijuana, US currency

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MISHAWAKA A St. Joseph County-based drug investigation unit seized a large amount of marijuana and US currency in a bust Thursday evening.

The St. Joseph County Metro Special Operations Section (MSOS) is comprised of officers from South Bend, Mishawaka, and St. Joseph County.

The unit was conducting an investigation in the 300-block of E. 13th Street in Mishawaka when a traffic stop led officers to approximately four pounds of high-grade marijuana and a large amount of cash.

Further searches at a local hotel and a home led police to a total of 10 pounds of marijuana and more than $33,000.

Three males were arrested for dealing and possession of marijuana. One man was also charged with possession of cocaine.

Jean P. Dhenin, male age 39 of O’Brien, Oregon for: Dealing Marijuana; Possession of Cocaine; Possession of Marijuana.

Kyle Kronewitter, male age 29 of Mishawaka for: Dealing Marijuana; Possession of Marijuana; Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

Blake Hansen, male age 22 of Granger for: Dealing Marijuana; Possession of Marijuana.