A New Jersey man is in the La Porte County Jail after a La Porte County K9 Officer reportedly found him to in possession hundreds of pounds of THC-infused candy products.
Domestic Highway Enforcement Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 35-year-old Angelo Padilla, Jr., of Union City, New Jersey, just after 11:15 a.m. CT on Monday, October 5 after he was reportedly found to be speeding in the passing lane on the Indiana Toll Road. Padilla also reportedly suddenly merged into the driving lane and committed a traffic infraction in doing so, according to the report.
Police say K9 Bosco assisted at the scene and alerted to the presence of narcotics. Deputy Jon Samuelson allegedly found the THC-infused candy products in a subsequent search of the vehicle.
Padilla was formally charged with dealing a controlled I substance as a Level 2 in an initial hearing in La Porte Circuit Court on October 7. He remains housed in the La Porte County Jail on a $15,000 cash-only bond through Circuit Court.
Domestic Highway Enforcement is designed to disrupt the domestic moving of drugs and weapons.
Suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.