Traffic stop leads to arrest of man for allegedly dealing cocaine
LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – A Chicago man was arrested for allegedly dealing cocaine following a traffic stop along the Indiana Toll Road, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office announced.
At 4:16 p.m. on Tuesday, a deputy working on the Indiana Toll Road was driving near a passenger vehicle when he noted the vehicle was driving faster than the posted speed limit.
The deputy pulled the vehicle over near the 55-mile marker.
The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was identified as 45-year-old Quentin Cooper of Chicago.
Circumstances concerning the passenger compartment led the deputy to search the vehicle.
During the search, deputies discovered a large quantity of a narcotic, reports said.
Cooper was taken to the La Porte County Jail and arrested on the charge of dealing in cocaine.
He is being held on a $50,005 cash bond.