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PA man arrested in LaGrange with 9 pounds of pot

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Ryan Chiappeta (Courtesy LaGrange County Sheriff's Department) Ryan Chiappeta (Courtesy LaGrange County Sheriff's Department)
K-9 "Tyson" with marijuana found in car (Courtesy LaGrange County Sheriff's Department) K-9 "Tyson" with marijuana found in car (Courtesy LaGrange County Sheriff's Department)

A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after LaGrange County Deputies say the found him wondering around confused and then found drugs in his car.

Ryan Chiappeta of Beaver Falls, PA was reportedly trying to get into a home on the 5200 block of W SR 120.  Chiappeta was apparently lost, saying he thought he was at his girlfriend's home back in Pennsylvania.

Chiappeta's car was found off the road.  He had a minor crash before police arrived.  Officers called out a K-9 unit, because they suspected drugs were involved.

In Chiappeta's car, officers found 9 pounds of marijuana and about 3 grams of cocaine.

Chiappeta is facing three felony charges, one for Possession of Cocaine, one Possession of Marijuana, and one Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

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