A Chicago man is in the LaPorte County Jail after police arrested him on cocaine charges.
The LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit learned that a large shipment of cocaine was destined for LaPorte County. Investigators rapidly gathered information and learned that the shipment was to be delivered to a retail parking lot in Michigan City via automobile. Investigators from the Michigan City Street Crimes Unit, the DEA and Metro operations detectives began surveillance and the targeted suspect vehicle was located and stopped in a parking lot. Police came upon the vehicle and a Michigan City K9 alerted to drugs in a compartment in the vehicle. Investigators conducted a search and found one kilogram of cocaine inside the compartment. Officers also seized more than $30,000 in United States currency.
The suspect, Salvador Orozco of Chicago, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing Cocaine, a Class A Felony. He is being held without bond as the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on him as he is an illegal resident. The United States Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Indiana is currently reviewing this case for further charges.