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Traffic stops ends with multiple charges


A late-night traffic stop by a deputy from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of a Shipshewana man on multiple charges, including drug possession.

According to the police report, the deputy stopped a 2002 Cadillac Escalade on CR 300W shortly before 11 p.m. on May 8 for multiple traffic violations.

The driver and owner of the vehicle was identified as Anthony R. Miller, 39, of CR 920W.

The deputy requested assistance from one of the county’s K-9 units, Tyson, who was deployed for a sniff of the vehicle. K-9 Tyson reportedly alerted to the presence of the odor of illegal narcotics, the report noted.

Officers conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle, which led to the discovery of a substance officers believed to be methamphetamine, as well as a substance believed to be marijuana, along with paraphernalia associated with the ingestion of controlled substances, the report stated.

Miller was taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital for tests before he was taken to the LaGrange County Jail. Miller was booked on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony, Possession of Marijuana (prior conviction), a Class D Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Class D Felony, Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor, and OWI, a Class C Misdemeanor.