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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

(La Porte, IN) - A man stopped in La Porte for a license plate violation now looks at potential time in prison. Shane Wilson, 33, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Level 6 felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia as a misdemeanor. 


According to court documents, the La Porte man was pulled over on East Lincolnway in February for snow covering the license plate on his vehicle. Police said the license plate was also registered to the owner of another vehicle. A K-9 dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs, and a search turned up several smoking pipes in the vehicle. Police said the pipes contained a residue of methamphetamine.


Wilson, arrested July 23 on a gamut of charges, was held in the La Porte County Jail on a $755 bond.

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