Deputies: Pair arrested after 'significant seizure' of illegal drugs

Two people from Howe, Indiana were arrested on drug charges after a joint investigation by the La Grange County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police.

On September 9, a search warrant was served at a residence located at 1675 W SR 120 to investigate allegations of drug dealing and the theft of $24,000 in cash and checks.

Investigators say the search resulted in a significant seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia.

Officers also discovered evidence allegedly linking the residents, 25-year-old Ariel Allen and 27-year-old Michael Sawyer to the theft of $24,000 in stolen cash and checks, according to the sheriff's department.

Allen and Sawyer are each facing one Count of Possession of Meth., one Count of Possession Marijuana, one Count of Possession of Paraphernalia and one Count of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

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