Sheriff: Man jailed after traffic stop leads to meth discovery

Travis L. Borgert, 35, Strugis, MI (Photo Courtesy: LaGrange County Sheriff's Department)

HOWE, Ind. (WANE) – A Michigan man was jailed in LaGrange County Thursday night after methamphetamine was found inside his vehicle, according to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department.

A department report said a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle around 11:30 p.m. on State Road 9 just south of Howe.

The driver, Travis Borgert, 35, Sturgis, displayed indicators of criminal activity. At that time, the deputy called for backup which included K-9 Officer Hunter.

Hunter conducted a “free air sniff” and indicated an odor of narcotics coming from inside the vehicle. A subsequent search found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and on Borgert.

Investigators said Borgert failed three field sobriety tests and was apparently under the influence of a controlled substance.

Borgert was jailed on initial charges of possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, operating a vehicle while intoxicated (refusal) and possession of paraphernalia.

The incident is under investigation.

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