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Drugs seized following a traffic stop in Howe

LA GRANGE COUNTY, Ind. -- A man was arrested Tuesday morning for drug charges following a traffic stop in Howe.

According to police, a 29-year-old man was taken into custody following a traffic stop on State Road 9.

A 2002 Honda Civic was stopped by troopers at approximately 2:30 a.m. 

Police say the driver, Rex West, was found to allegedly be in possession of  marijuana paraphernalia, eight hydrocodone pills, and a substance believed to be methamphetamine.

West was booked at the LaGrange County Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of a Narcotic Drug

The suspected methamphetamine substance will be submitted for testing at the Fort Wayne Regional Laboratory.

The results of the test will be given to the LaGrange County Prosecutor’s Office for possible additional charges.

The investigation is ongoing.


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