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Welfare check on juvenile results in drug arrests

Shortly before 1 a.m. on March 7, officers from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department and LaGrange Police Department arrived at Autumn Grove Trailer Park on CR 200N for a welfare check on a juvenile living at the residence.

    According to the police report, Nathan Stang of LaGrange was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Stang allegedly resisted when officers tried to arrest him and unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the evidence. A K-9 from the Topeka Police Department was called in to assist with a vehicle that was parked at the residence with two subjects, Travis Harlan of Sturgis, Mich., and Tanecia Moore of LaGrange, inside. The K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle and a subsequent search led to the discovery of marijuana, methamphetamine, syringes, drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of small individual baggies indicative of narcotic sales.

    Nathan Strang was arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, Neglect of a Dependent, a Level 6 felony, Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor, and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. Harlan and Moore were arrested on charges of Dealing Marijuana, a Level 6 felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony, Possession of Hypodermic Needles, Level 6 felony, Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams, a Class A misdemeanor, Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and Maintaining/Visiting a Common Nuisance, a Level 6 felony, and a Class B misdemeanor.

    Also assisting at the scene was the LaGrange Police Department and LaGrange County Department of Child Services.