More than thirteen ounces of cocaine were confiscated following a traffic stop and search in LaPorte County.
According to Sheriff Michael Mollenhauer, a traffic stop was conducted on April 3rd for 42-year-old Leobardo Campos of LaPorte. He was stopped for a traffic violation on State Road 39 near LaPorte, and when Deputy Andrew Morse walked his K9 partner, Mirza, around the vehicle, it alerted him to the presence of narcotics. The vehicle was impounded and a search warrant was obtained for the car.
Roughly $16,800 worth of cocaine was found in the vehicle’s interior, prompting officers to immediately book Campos into the LaPorte County Jail on charges of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver as a Class A felony. Campos bailed out of jail the next day on a $15,000 cash bond. He is to be arraigned in LaPorte County Circuit Court.
If you have any information on drug activity, the LaPorte Metro Operations drug tip line is 219-325-9022.