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.

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