Police: one arrested after K9 search locates methamphetamine in LaGrange

Photo courtesy: LaGrange Police Department K9 Dax. Photo courtesy: LaGrange Police Department
LAGRANGE, Ind. - One person was arrested on Friday after a police K9 discovered illegal drugs in a vehicle, the LaGrange Police Department reported. 

At 11:16 p.m., an officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Detroit and Factory Streets in LaGrange.

During the investigation, the officer noticed criminal indicators and called in LaGrange Police K9 Dax to do a free air sniff of the vehicle, reports said.

K9 Dax alerted to the smell of narcotics, giving police probable cause to search the vehicle, according to reports. 

During the search, officers found approximately 65 grams of methamphetamine, 30 hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia, reports said.

Jonathon Earl Collins, 41, of Sturgis, was taken to LaGrange County Jail and charged with the following:

  • Dealing with methamphetamine (felony)
  • Possession of methamphetamine (felony)
  • Possession of hypodermic needles (felony)
  • Possession of marijuana (misdemeanor)
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