LaPorte County Drug Bust Leads to Two Arrests

Two individuals have been arrested in connection with the seizure of a significant amount of drugs, guns and cash from a home in the 5600 East block of Nappanee Trail in the community of Saugany Lake in LaPorte County.

More than 100 pounds of marijuana, approximately 5.5 grams of suspected cocaine, and 1.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine were found Sept. 21 after a search warrant was conducted by the LaPorte County Metro Operations Units, the DEA, and Elkhart County Interdiction and Covert Enforcement team. Three handguns were confiscated along with $144,628 in cash. One of the handguns was reported stolen in Michigan.

Thirty-two-year-old Joseph Olivo and 24-year-old Hayle N. Doty were arrested on preliminary federal charges of Dealing Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Stolen Property and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Both suspects were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.