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Drug Arrest in Wanatah

(Wanatah, IN) - Bizarre roadside behavior led to a drug bust in Wanatah late last week.


According to police reports, La Porte County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an abandoned home in Wanatah, where a man smashed items in the driveway.  Police encountered 36-year-old Jerald Standifer of Bremen.  Standifer claimed to be looking for a Wi-Fi signal and waiting for his girlfriend.  Police searched his car and allegedly uncovered methamphetamine and other controlled substances. 


According to court records, Standifer has faced similar charges in Marshall County, as well as a theft charge that is still pending there.  He is scheduled to appear in LaPorte Circuit Court on Friday.

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