Two LaPorte residents were arrested Thursday, February 9th after an ongoing investigation by the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit into the sale and distribution of heroin in the City of LaPorte.
Ryan Thomason, 26, and Jesse Brown, 24, were taken into custody without incident. Thomason has been charged with Dealing a Narcotic Drug in excess of three grams, a Class A Felony. Brown has been charged with Aiding, Inducing and Causing an Offense, a Class A Felony. Both are being held in the LaPorte County Jail pending appearances in LaPorte Circuit Court.
LaPorte County Sheriff Michael Mollenhauer said that heroin is a major problem in the county and it has become a quality of life issue for those who reside in the county. If you suspect drug activity in your neighborhood, call the LaPorte Metro Operations Unit at (219) 325-9022.