A Union Mills man was arrested on Sunday when police allegedly located cocaine during a search of his person.
LaPorte Police officers were patrolling the area of 800 Clay Street when they spotted 25-year-old Stephen Murphy. He was said to be sitting on the front steps of the residence around 5:00 p.m. that afternoon.
According to a news release, police were aware that Murphy had a warrant out for his arrest on a probation violation for Reckless Driving.
While speaking with police, investigators say Murphy initially provided a false identity. Verifying information was found that allowed officers to confirm his identity.
Murphy was taken into custody and searched during the arrest. Police say they allegedly located a clear baggie containing cocaine in his pocket. No indication was given as to how much cocaine was present.
Charges of Possession of Cocaine and Providing a False Identity were filed. That’s in addition to the probation violation charges.