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ISP stops to assist travelers, finds drugs

Confiscated drugs

Two Angola men were arrested last Thursday when an ISP trooper checking on a broken down vehicle discovered drugs and paraphernalia.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018 3:43 PM
Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 6:33 PM

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Two Angola men were arrested last Thursday when an ISP trooper checking on a broken down vehicle discovered drugs and paraphernalia.

Police say it happened at around 2:40 p.m. on Dec. 28. when ISP was sent to check out a stopped vehicle on westbound Interstate 80/94 in LaGrange County.

Since the temperature at the time was six below zero, the investigating officer offered the two men in the stopped vehicle a chance to warm up in his cruiser while they waited for their tow.

The two refused, stating that they would wait in their vehicle. At that time the tow was estimated to still be 45 minutes away from their location and their vehicle was unable to run or provide heat.

This aroused the trooper's suspicions which prompted him to call in a K-9 unit for an open-air sniff around the vehicle.
The K-9 indicated a positive alert for narcotics and search of the vehicle was conducted. Police say they found methamphetamine, a substance believed to be marijuana, ecstasy, heroin and prescription pills as well as a syringe and other items relating to drug-dealing.

More than $800 in cash was also reportedly found.

The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Erin Paul Kaiser and 55-year-old Scott Fraley, both of Angola, were taken into custody and incarcerated at the LaGrange County Jail.

Kaiser was preliminarily charged with driving while suspended.

Fraley was preliminarily charged with possession of methamphetamine, dealing methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana (with a previous conviction), possession of controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia.

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