On Jan. 8, a deputy from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle at the corner of CR 200E and CR 400N. According to the police report, upon approaching the driver’s window the officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana.
The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit was called to assist with the investigation. Once the K9 unit arrived, the driver of the vehicle, Landon K. Strawser, 20, of Third Street in Howe and a passenger in the vehicle, Dustin Dimos, 22, of CR 25N, were removed from the vehicle while K9 Tyson preformed a vehicle sniff. According to the report, K9 Tyson alerted to the driver’s side door of the vehicle, in which an envelope containing marijuana was allegedly located above the driver’s side visor.
Upon further investigation, officers learned that Landon Strawser allegedly kept additional marijuana at his residence in Howe. Officers transported Strawser to his residence and received consent to retrieve the marijuana. While at the residence, officers were allegedly informed that another subject, Benjamin J. Strawser, 23, also had marijuana in possession. Officers allegedly recovered marijuana and paraphernalia from the Howe residence.
Landon K. Strawser and Benjamin J. Strawser were arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana. Landon Strawser was also charged with Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Benjamin Strawser was also charged with Possession of Paraphernalia. Dustin Dimos was also transported to the LaGrange County Jail on charges of visiting a common nuisance.