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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police arrested a suspected user of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.


Alexis Thompson, 32, of Plymouth is charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana along with possession of paraphernalia.


According to police, she was pulled over Saturday for traveling 71 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on U.S 20 near 200 East.


The officer became suspicious because Thompson appeared very nervous and several blow torch lighters commonly used for consuming drugs were spotted in her sport utility vehicle.


Per authorities, suspicions were further raised when another officer spotted her tucking what appeared to be a bag of marijuana into her pants. A bag containing 2.4 grams of methamphetamine and a glass pipe with a burnt residue of possibly methamphetamine were recovered from the vehicle. The alleged marijuana was removed from her undergarments while she was being processed into the La Porte County Jail.


Police said it appeared Thompson was living out of her vehicle judging by a large amount clothing and other miscellaneous goods inside the SUV.

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