Cocaine found during traffic stop in LaPorte County
On Monday morning, Indiana State Police Troopers Anthony Potesta and Brayan Elias-Espinoza stopped to check on a disabled motorist on I-94 eastbound just west of US 421 Exit #34). The driver was identified as 36 year old Armando Vargas-Angel of Aurora, IL. Vargas-Angel stated that he had run out of gas and that he was traveling from work in Western Springs, IL to his home to Aurora, IL. The troopers determined that he was 100 miles off course. Vargas-Angel showed signs of impairment, and a search of his vehicle revealed several baggies of a white powdery substance, suspected to be Cocaine, as well several items of drug paraphernalia. Vargas-Angel was transported to LaPorte County Jail where he tested .16% on a Certified Chemical Breath Test. Vargas-Angel faces one felony and 4 misdemeanor charges.
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