LAGRANGE COUNTY _ An Indiana State Police traffic stop on the toll road in Lagrange County resaulted in charges against two people from Chicago.
According to a report provided by ISP Public Information Officer Sgt. Ted Bohner, the stop was made around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25.
Trooper Zarek Finley stopped a silver Mercedes for speeding after pacing it at 100 miles per hour. The stop was made near the 122 mile marker eastbound, just east of the Howe/LaGrange exit, Bohner said.
While speaking to the driver, identified as Maksym Buinytskyi, age 21 of Chicago, Finley purportedly saw suspected marijuana in plain view. Following a search of the Mercedes, Finley allegedly located 36 fraudulent credit cards as well as $2,800.
Buinytskyi was cited for his speed and arrested on preliminary charges of theft, a level 6 felony, fraud, a level 6 felony, and possession of marijuana, a B-level misdemeanor, according to police.
The passenger in the Mercedes, Anastasia Krochak, age 23 of Chicago, was also arrested on preliminary charges of theft, a level 6 felony and fraud, also a level 6 felony. k was also taken to the LaGrange County Jail.
Buinytskyi and Krocha were booked into the LaGrange County Jail.