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Two arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

LA GRANGE COUNTY, Ind. -- Two people were arrested on drug charges after being pulled over by an Indiana State Police trooper on SR9 early Thursday.

Around 1:40 a.m., a trooper spotted an Oldsmobile traveling southbound on SR 9 that was traveling in excess of the speed limit, reports said.

The trooper conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, which had a plate registered to a different vehicle, police said.

The passenger of the vehicle, 32-year-old Marty O'Brien Jr was asked to get out of the vehicle. When he finally complied, he resisted the trooper.

A second trooper on scene assisted placing O'Brien into custody.

Police said they found a syringe on O'Brien's person.

The driver, 27-year-old Stephanie Wagler, was also asked to exit the car.

LaGrange County Sheriff Deputy Nick Dubea and his K-9 partner Jax conducted a free air sniff around the vehicle.

Jax alerted on the passenger door.

During a search, police said they found a .40 caliber handgun, a .22-caliber handgun, suspected marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to reports.

While booking Wagler, police said they found suspected methamphetamine on her person.

Wagler is facing preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of methamphetamine, Level 5 Felony
  • Possession of a handgun without a license, class A misdemeanor
  • Possession of marijuana, class B misdemeanor
  • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor

O'Brien is facing preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of methamphetamine, level 5 felony
  • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
  • Resisting law enforcement, class A misdemeanor
  • Possession of a handgun without a license, class A misdemeanor
  • Possession of marijuana, class B misdemeanor
  • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor

Both were being held on a $10,000 bond each.

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