Sheriff: Goshen man busted for drugs after traffic stop

Fernando Cruz of Goshen is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop in LaGrange County. (Photo Courtesy: LaGrange County Sheriff's Department)

LAGRANGE, Ind. (WANE) – A Goshen man is behind bars after a traffic stopped netted seven grams of methamphetamine, according to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department.

According to police, a sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle on County Road 700 North and 100 West around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

The deputy said the driver, Fernando Cruz, 34, Goshen, displayed indicators of possible criminal activity. K-9 Officer Hunter was brought to the traffic stop and conducted a “free air sniff” on the outside of the vehicle. A department report said K-9 Officer Hunter alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from inside Cruz’s vehicle.

Police located seven grams of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe inside the vehicle.

Cruz was taken to the LaGrange County Jail and is facing initial charges of possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, and driving while suspended.

The incident is under investigation.

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