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TODAY IS Sunday September 23rd
Fort Wayne Couple Detained on Toll Road Near Howe
Wednesday May 09, 2018 1:41am
Howe, IN

By: Tim Murray

A husband and wife from Fort Wayne, who were traveling with their three young children on the Indiana Toll Road Monday night were arrested for possession of more than 100 grams of marijuana and a handgun for which neither had a permit.

Trooper Zarek Finley observed an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe with an equipment violation about one mile west of the Howe exit. Upon stopping the vehicle, Finley initiated conversation with the driver, 39 year old Adam Swygart.

Finley smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 120 grams of marijuana in various packages, bags and in chewable/edible form. A loaded .38 caliber revolver was located in the glove box which allegedly belonged to the passenger, 37 year old Heather Swygart. It was determined that neither she, nor her husband had a valid handgun permit.

Both of the Swygarts were taken into custody and incarcerated in the LaGrange County Jail on the following preliminary charges: posession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Heather Swygart was also charged with possession of a handgun without a permit.

The children, ages 8, 5, and 1 were turned over to other family members by the Department of Child Services.


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