Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

MIAMI CO, Ind. (WLFI) – Two people are arrested on preliminary methamphetamine charges after a traffic stop in Miami County Sunday.

Indiana State Police said they stopped a 17-year-old girl for speeding on Main Street in Peru, Ind. They said Peter Buffington, 22, was a passenger in the vehicle.

Troopers said they first smelled a “chemical odor.” Troopers later found methamphetamine and items associated with making meth in the car.

According to ISP’s investigation, the two individuals had been at a campground trying to manufacture meth. They said their attempts failed, and they left the campground.

Buffington is being held in the Miami County Jail.

The 17-year-old girl was taken to a juvenile holding facility in Lafayette. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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