A mother and son and a father and son were all arrested this week, in a pair of investigations by the LaPorte County Drug Task Force. Police say Michelle Burgess, 46, of LaPorte, and Kolin Burgess, 20, of Kouts, were taken into custody, following an investigation on the distribution of heroin and meth in the City of LaPorte. Both face Level 5 felony charges of dealing in methamphetamine, while Michelle Burgess is also accused of the Level 5 felony of dealing in a narcotic drug.Continue reading
A South Bend man has been sentenced to almost 22 years in prison, in connection with a LaPorte County traffic stop that reportedly turned up heroin, crack, and a .38 caliber revolver back in April. Marvin Cates, 43, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.Continue reading
A North Judson woman was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 29 on suspicion of dealing a narcotic drug.Continue reading
Two Knox residents were among six people arrested, following a State Police drug investigation in South Bend. Officers say it began when they got a complaint of possible drug activity in the 2000 block of Morris Street.
A probation compliance check at a home in Starke County apparently revealed the presence of drugs.
A plea agreement accepted by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall will send a drug dealer to prison.
A traffic stop in the 2500 E. block of 150 S. in Knox resulted in two arrests late Thursday night.
Starke County Police stopped to help with a disabled vehicle Tuesday, but they say they ended up finding heroin. Officers say a car was sitting with its hood up along U.S. 30 near County Road 600 East.
Two South Bend residents were arrested Friday for allegedly dealing heroin in LaPorte. Ricky L. Kinds, 40, and Marylynn Patton, 29, were taken into custody at a South Bend home, following an investigation by the LaPorte County Drug Task Force.
A recovering addict from the North Judson area wants to make Narcan more widely available in Starke County, so local residents can live to have a chance at recovery. Kevin Glisic says he was an active addict for nearly 20 years. Now, he serves as the executive director of Moraine House, a recovery-based transitional house in Valparaiso.
Drug abuse is costing Pulaski County. Circuit Judge Michael Shurn told the county council Monday that drug-related cases are a big concern. Continue reading
State officials from headshop suppliers are warning of an extremely potent and potentially deadly mix of heroin that has made its way into Indiana.
It’s known as Gray Death and is a mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other synthetic opioids. At least one person has overdosed in central Indiana this week. Continue reading
Three apparent heroin overdoses in the span of four hours Friday have LaPorte County police alarmed. Continue reading
LaPorte County authorities are announcing a drug bust that resulted in three arrests.
Heroin use is a growing concern for local law enforcement. Detective Dave Combs with the Knox Police Department says it first showed up in Starke County a few years ago and quickly grew in popularity. He says it typically comes into the area from the south side of Chicago and South Bend. The drug is derived from the opium plant and is imported from Mexico. Combs adds users can buy a folded foil packet of heroin for about $20 and get high. Continue reading
Two Knox men were arrested on Wednesday after Starke County authorities allegedly found them in possession of heroin.
Traffic violations led to the arrest of a LaPorte County man on drug charges.
The war on drugs begins at home. That’s the message a Valparaiso man whose 20-year-old daughter died of a heroin overdose in 2002 shared with a group of community members yesterday in Marshall County. Mann Spitler III became a certified prevention professional and discontinued his podiatry practice in 2006. Manna was his only child. He says she succumbed to peer pressure as a teenager and started using heroin. Spitler urges parents to take note of changes in their child’s appearance. He says bloodshot eyes, contracted or dilated pupils are signs of opiate use. Cocaine can also cause pupils to dilate. So can marijuana, but the whites of the eyes will be bloodshot as well. Continue reading
Heroin in Marshall County is the topic of a seminar later this month in Plymouth. Continue reading
The Marshall County Safety Commission will work to keep drugs out of schools, and everyone can keep an eye out for possible drug activity.
Indiana State Police troopers said the number of meth labs has decreased in Marshall County, but the threat of meth getting into children’s hands is still possible. There are many more cases now involving the Department of Child Services because parents are abusing drugs, according to state police.