A 35-year-old LaPorte man was arrested for an outstanding warrant for possession of heroin – another heroin-related arrest in the county by the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, investigators arrested Jack Heitz, who had been wanted for Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance (heroin), a Class D felony and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. The warrant had been issued by La Porte County Circuit Court.
He was taken into custody at his residence without incident, located in the 600 block of Roberts Street in LaPorte, and is now being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a $6,500 bond. Heitz is scheduled to appear in circuit court on Aug. 16.
This arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin in the LaPorte area. It is the fifth arrest made by the County Metro Operations Unit within the last week involving heroin. Additional arrests are anticipated.
The public is encouraged to report potential drug activity to the La Porte County Metro Operations Unit by calling (219) 325-9022.