Pulaski County’s veterans treatment court continues to get statewide recognition. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush highlighted the progress of the state’s problem-solving courts during her annual State of the Judiciary address Wednesday.Continue reading
Two defendants pleaded guilty to drug dealing charges in negotiated plea agreements between the State and Defense Attorney Blair Todd Wednesday morning in Starke Circuit Court.Continue reading
A Winamac man is in the Marshall County Jail after a traffic stop in Plymouth in the overnight hours on Tuesday.Continue reading
A report of a possible overdose led to the arrest of a North Judson woman Monday night. It happened around 8:30 p.m. at a home in the 7000 block of South County Road 100 West, according to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.Continue reading
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.