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Interstate Arrest Yields Drugs and a Gun

(Porter County, IN) - State Police confiscated drugs and a handgun in a traffic stop west of La Porte Thursday.  An arrest was made near the Chesterton exit on I-94.  


28-year-old Devante West of Howe, Indiana was stopped for a traffic violation in a 2019 Nissan Pathfinder.  A K-9 search of the vehicle turned up suspected heroine, oxycodone, and marijuana. A loaded handgun was also recovered.


As a serious violent felon, West faces a Level 5 Felony Firearm Possession charge, along with felony drug charges.

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