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Drug Suspects from Traffic Stop Charged

(La Porte, IN) - Three people allegedly caught with drugs and other illegal materials near Kingsford Heights made their initial appearances in La Porte Circuit Court yesterday.


Danielle DeWitt and Travis Samila, both 28, from Michigan City, and 43-year old Billy Smith of Union Mills are charged with multiple counts.


According to court documents, they pulled up to a suspected drug house then left but soon were stopped for speeding and lousy brake light. Methamphetamine and marijuana were found in the vehicle and other items like a syringe and smoking pipe.


According to police, a man living in the house they stopped at on Fairmount Road has a history of heroin use.


Presiding over all three cases is La Porte Circuit Court Judge Tom Alevizos.

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