News Flash

Police Department

Posted on: April 12, 2019

Highway Interdiction Team Makes Arrest for Dealing Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                  Contact: Lt.. Matt Gard           

  April 12th, 2019                                                                                                                                                            mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                            (765) 807-1223


Highway Interdiction Team Makes Arrest for Dealing Methamphetamine

On April 11th, 2019 at 9:17pm Officers with the Highway Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on a white Chrysler 300 on Interstate 65 at the 169 southbound mile marker.  The Officer observed the vehicle driving left of center and conducted a traffic stop for this infraction.  During the traffic stop the driver, Thomas Centano (41) of Lagrange, IL provided false identification. 

A police k9 alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle.  Officers searched the vehicle, and Centano and located 166.8 grams of methamphetamine and $1,965 in currency.

Centano was arrested for Dealing Methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. 


Lieutenant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention



The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police Department

Fugitive Search

Posted on: May 17, 2019

2019 LPD Junior Police Academy

Posted on: May 8, 2019
Officer Scott Anderson

Passing of retired LPD K9 Douwe

Posted on: March 6, 2019

LPD Student of the Month

Posted on: January 22, 2019

Winter Weather Press Release

Posted on: January 18, 2019

Runaway Donald Gritton Located

Posted on: January 9, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting Update

Posted on: January 8, 2019
62DF1689-B256-47E1-A2C1-F04F73A1B7D4

Passing of Officer William Meluch

Posted on: December 26, 2018