Plymouth man accused of methamphetamine possession following traffic stop

MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. - A Plymouth man was arrested in Miami County Sunday for methamphetamine possession, according to Indiana State Police.

At 5:30 p.m., a state trooper initiated a traffic stop on a Chrysler 200 passenger vehicle on Mexico Road near U.S. 31 after the Chrysler allegedly made a traffic violation.

The trooper noticed alleged criminal activity as he spoke with the driver, identified as 49-year-old Michael Whitfield of Plymouth.

K-9 officer Mack conducted a free-air sniff of the Chrysler and identified the smell of narcotics coming from the vehicle, reports said.

Inside the vehicle, troopers found marijuana, three cell phones and drug paraphernalia, according to reports.

Outside of the vehicle, troopers found a small plastic bag containing 60 grams (about 0.13 pounds) of suspected methamphetamine, which, based on evidence at the scene, law enforcement believe Whitfield tossed out of the vehicle.

Whitfield was taken to the Miami County Jail on the charges of possession of methamphetamine, dealing methamphetamine, obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle while having a suspended license.

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