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Speeding Leads to Drug Arrest

(Michigan City, IN) - A man was allegedly found with an assortment of drugs in a recent Michigan City traffic stop.  Robert Aldrich, 23, has been charged in La Porte Superior Court 1.


According to court documents, the Michigan City man was stopped for traveling more than 50 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone on Franklin Street at Kintzele Road on November 21st.  A female passenger, nervously stuttering, raised the suspicions of officers who then seized a handgun the woman kept between her legs. 


A K-9 dog was then brought out and alerted to the potential presence of narcotics. Police said methamphetamine, cocaine, and devices typically used to smoke and snort drugs were also recovered from the car.  Nearly 50 pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen were also found along with a vape pen containing THC oil, police said.


Aldrich has been charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of drug possession.

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