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Drugs Turn Up after Wild Chase

(La Porte County, IN) - A drug bust was made after a wild ending to a police chase in La Porte County.


Darin Boles, 28, of South Bend, was stopped on January 28 for speeding on U.S. 20 near Fail Road. After the officer detected an odor of marijuana, police said Boles put his vehicle back into gear and fled eastbound, police said.


He veered around a stop stick at 100 miles per hour on Indiana 2 near 600 East and drove in and out of a snow-filled ditch. Police said Boles switched over into the opposite lanes but was heading in the wrong direction on the highway before getting his vehicle stuck on a snow-covered embankment.


Twenty-four grams of methamphetamine contained inside 64 pills, and more than eight grams of cocaine and over a half-ounce of marijuana were seized. Nearly $400 in suspected drug-related cash was also confiscated, police said.


Boles could face as much as 20-years on the most serious offense filed against him in La Porte Circuit Court. He was being held on a $25,000 bond.

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