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Two people arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in La Porte County

Shane Evans (L) Daniel Land (R)

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind.—Two people were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in La Porte County on Wednesday, according to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.

On September 25, a deputy observed a red Dodge Charger traveling westbound on the Indiana Toll Road commit two traffic infractions.

Minutes later, another deputy saw the same Charger commit another infraction along U.S. 20 in Springfield Township, the sheriff’s office said.

Both deputies initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of a business near U.S. 20 and S.R. 39.

During the stop, deputies found illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver of the Charger, identified as Shane W. Evans, 23, of Wanatah, was arrested on suspicion of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

The passenger, identified as Daniel Land, 46, of La Porte was arrested on suspicion of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and possession of paraphernalia.

Both are being held at the La Porte County Jail. Evans is being held on a $50,005 cash bond and Land is being held without bond.

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