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West Virginia residents arrested on drug charges after traffic stop on Toll Road

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police Photo courtesy Indiana State Police Edward Butler Tiffany Dicapua

LA GRANGE COUNTY, Ind. -- Two West Virginia residents were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road, according to Indiana State Police.

A trooper stopped a 1999 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation around 10 p.m. Tuesday near the 122 mile marker.

While speaking to the driver, 40-year-old Edward Butler of Hinton, West Virginia, the trooper smelled the odor of marijuana, police said.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper seized approximately 5 grams of suspected heroin, 23 used syringes, suspected marijuana and paraphernalia.

Butler was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, and was issued traffic citations.

His passenger, 27-year-old Tiffany Dicapua, of Hinton, West Virginia, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a syringe and possession of a narcotic drug. She also had an active warrant out of Texas.

A small child in the SUV at the time was released to its mother.

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