(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.