Separate traffic stops net 2 drug arrests in LaGrange

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A pair of traffic stops a little more than an hour apart in LaGrange has netted two arrests on drug charges, according to the LaGrange Marshal’s Department. 

Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, a LaGrange officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction at Central Avenue and Canal Street in LaGrange. 

During the stop, investigators said K-9 officer Jax conducted an external “free air sniff” and alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. During a subsequent search, police discovered suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun. 

The driver, 28-year-old Ventura Sanchez of LaGrange, was arrested on initial charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended prior, and possession of a handgun by a violent felon. He was taken to the LaGrange County Jail.

Around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, the same officer stopped another vehicle at the same location for a traffic infraction, according to a statement by the LaGrange Marshal’s Department.

K-9 Officer Jax once again conducted a “free air sniff” and alerted to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle turned up suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 

The driver, 51-year-old John Drumm of LaGrange, was arrested on initial charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the LaGrange County Jail.

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