Traffic stop produces two felony drug arrests

Susan D. Hopper, Photo Courtesy of La Porte County Sheriff's Office

Blake J. Brown, Photo Courtesy of La Porte County Sheriff's Office

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – Early yesterday morning, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office exercised a traffic stop that produced felony drug arrests.  

Sergeant Jon Burger was traveling northbound on Franklin Street behind a silver Honda passenger vehicle with a license plate that was not visible.

A traffic stop was initiated and Sergeant Burger observed a temporary license plate that was not secured properly on to the rear of the vehicle – what was also observed was the plate being registered to a green Ford rather than a silver Honda.

The driver was identified as 24-year-old Susan D. Hopper of Warsaw.

The passenger of the vehicle was identified as Blake J. Brown, a 28-year-old of South Bend.

Michigan City Police Department Officer Michael Petrie and his K9 partner Edo arrived to assist.

Edo performed a free-air sniff around the exterior of the vehicle and provided a positive alert.

Both Hopper and Brown were taken into custody and transported to the La Porte County Jail.

Hopper was arrested for dealing in a narcotic drug and possession of a hypodermic syringe; she is being held on a $50,005.00 cash-only bond.

Brown was arrested for possession of a narcotic drug and possession of a hypodermic syringe; he is being held without a bond.

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