Warsaw police said Shanelle D. Byrer was driving a silver minivan east on Winona Avenue about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday with the rear hatch open and no visible license plate.
The van was stopped on Wooster Road, and police said Byrer initially said she could not find her driver’s license and eventually acknowledged that she has never had one. While searching for some form of identification, she dumped out her purse and a plastic bag fell out.
The contents tested positive for methamphetamine, Warsaw police said in a statement issued Thursday, adding that a burnt glass tube with burnt residue on it was inside her cigarette pack.
Byrer was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and operator never licensed, the statement said.
A passenger, a 44-year-old Warsaw woman, also had meth in her purse and was charged with possession, police said.
A second passenger provided a false name to officers and said he had no identification, the statement said.
Police said a search of the minivan produced a wallet with identification for Troy D. Howard, 45, of Warsaw, who was wanted on two warrants for child support, with a $53,000 cash bond. Howard was arrested on the warrants and charged with false informing.
A 2-year-old child also was in the minivan and was later released to a family member.