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Steuben County man arrested on drug related charges

A man from Steuben County was arrested by an Indiana State Police Trooper from the Toll Road Post late Tuesday night on numerous preliminary drug related charges following a traffic stop near Howe. Tuesday night at approximately 10:30 p.m. deputies were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle on County Road 700 N near Howe. After stopping the vehicle and during his interaction with the driver, 28 year old Matthew Wayne Friedel, the deputy smelled the odor of raw marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. A subsequent investigation revealed that Friedel was in possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and more than $1,800.00 in cash. Friedel was also wanted on an arrest warrant out of Allen County for dealing meth. He was taken into custody without incident and incarcerated in the LaGrange County Jail.

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