Pulaski County Officers Arrest Winamac Woman on a Heroin Charge

Marla Freeman

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Winamac woman on Sunday after police reportedly found heroin in her vehicle on a routine traffic stop on State Road 39 near 600 North.

Pulaski County Prosecutor Stacey Mrak told WKVI that when officers questioned 39-year-old Marla Freeman she said she had allegedly bought the drug while she was in Merrillville. She is facing a preliminary charge of Possession of Heroin. Police initially pulled her over after observing a headlight out on the vehicle.

Chris Howard

On Monday, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department arrested Chris Howard, 51, of Winamac, after police found him driving on the wrong side of the road. He nearly collided head-on with the squad car. Police attempted to pull him over but he reportedly fled from police in his vehicle. He turned into his driveway, got out of the vehicle and went into the house. Police followed and arrested him. When he arrived at the jail, controlled substances were reportedly found in his pocket. Howard has preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle and Fleeing Law Enforcement on Foot. He was also cited for driving left of center.