Michigan City man charged with dealing meth after traffic stop; Chesterton woman also arrested on other drug charges

Myhand

Information from La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Patrick M. Myhand for Dealing Methamphetamine and other criminal offenses. On Oct. 2, 2019, Deputy David Francis was traveling east on U.S. 20 in the 4000 west block. Francis observed a white Nissan traveling in the passing lane in front of him, committing a traffic infraction. Francis initiated a traffic stop in the 5800 north block of CR 450 West, in rural Springfield Township.

Myhand, 32, of Michigan City, was driving the Nissan. His female passenger was identified as Amelia M. McCullough, 28, of Chesterton.

Police found illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in the car.

McCullough

Myhand was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony), Driving While Suspended (A-Misdemeanor) and Possession of Paraphernalia (C-Misdemeanor). McCullough was arrested after it was learned that she was a wanted person (Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 6 Felony) by St. Joseph County, IN, authorities.

Myhand was being held in La Porte County Jail on a $50,005 cash-only bond. McCullough was turned over to officials from St. Joseph County and released from La Porte County Jail on Oct. 7, 2019.

9 Responses to “Michigan City man charged with dealing meth after traffic stop; Chesterton woman also arrested on other drug charges”

  1. Corl

    Oct 10. 2019

    Correct me if I’m wrong but was “traveling in the passing lane” the traffic offense? If so please mail me about 4,000 tickets for doing the same thing every day for the past 20 years. I’m glad the drugs are off the street but the worst part-time public defender would have an easy time getting those two off the hook. Fruit of the poisonous tree…

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    • beth

      Oct 11. 2019

      Corl, a new law went into effect back in 2017 or 2018 I can’t remember which, and it is now illegal to drive in the passing lane unless you are passing. No poisonous tree here. Knowing is half the battle.

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  2. Gorgeous Jim

    Oct 11. 2019

    Corl, When signs are posted “Keep Right Except to Pass” it is illegal to just lollygag along in the passing lane for a long distance of a couple of miles or more and not actually be passing anyone.

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    • Ed, Driver's

      Oct 11. 2019

      YES! Thanks Jim. This is the correct answer. Corl, read a book.

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    • Corl

      Oct 11. 2019

      Thanks, Jim. You always seem to have opinions on here but let me list a fact, not an opinion…

      IC 9-21-5-9: “A vehicle that travels at a speed less than the established maximum shall travel in the right lanes to provide for better flow of traffic on the interstate highways.”

      I was unable to find any Indiana “lollygagging” law. If there’s a sign that tells you not to do the hokey pokey, would you get a ticket for doing the hokey pokey? You stay gorgeous, Jim.

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  3. Play by the rules

    Oct 11. 2019

    Jim hit the nail on the head.. I wish they would enforce this LAW more! If it got 2 druggies off the street that jeopardize the lives of the innocent drivers so be it!!!

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  4. Really? Wake Up!

    Oct 11. 2019

    Yes, you’re wrong. If you read the article fully, it said he was traveling in the passing lane and committed a traffic violation. And yes, it is illegal to simply drive in the passing lane(that’s why it’s called the “passing lane”, not the “driving lane”)—basic driver’s education stuff.

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  5. lawman

    Oct 11. 2019

    cori-the past 5 years have seen a crackdown on ”left lane cruising” on the autobahn you go to jail-no questions asked. have you never been behind a left laner while you wanted to pass??? now, I guess, I know what they are thinking.

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  6. Frustrated

    Oct 12. 2019

    This past Thursday I rode behind a semi tractor-trailer on the Indiana Toll Road for 6.5 miles while the driver “lollygaged” alongside another “professional” driver. I think there were 15 or 16 cars stacked up, waiting to pass.

    I used to get quite upset however I find incredible relief by calling the violator’s company and filing a complaint with their safety director.

    Try it sometime when you’re stuck behind one of these lollygaggers…

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