ISP traffic stop ends in 2 drug arrests

On Sunday, Indiana State Police arrested two men after a traffic stop turned up drugs and paraphernalia.

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 1:35 PM

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — On Sunday, Indiana State Police arrested two men after a traffic stop turned up drugs and paraphernalia.

Police say it happened at around 1 a.m. when an ISP trooper stopped a car for a moving violation on State Road 933 near Pendel, Indiana.

After the officer became suspicious of possible drug activity, he had his K-9 partner, Nala, perform a free-air sniff resulting in a positive alert.

A search of the car, driven by 36-year-old Lucas Garrett, turned up several items of paraphernalia, suspected methadone and suspected marijuana. The passenger, 42-year-old Thomas Campion, was also searched. Campion was found with paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine.

Both Garrett and Campion were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail where additional contraband was found including more suspected marijuana, oxycodone and suspected methamphetamine.

Garrett was preliminarily charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance.

Campion was preliminarily charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

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