More than $144,000 of Alleged Drug Trafficking Money Seized by La Porte County Sheriff’s Department

K-9 Bosco, the seized money and Deputy Wade Wallace

A recent discovery of more than $144,000 allegedly associated with the drug trafficking industry ranks as one of the largest seizures ever recorded in the history of La Porte County law enforcement.

Authorities say that shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19th, La Porte County Deputy Wade Wallace initiated a traffic stop on a passenger vehicle on US 20, just west of CR 350.

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Nurse Faces Level 5 Felony after Allegedly Trafficking Cell Phone into La Porte County Jail

Mugshot of Gina Salinas Provided by LCSD

A nurse employed by Advanced Correctional Healthcare has been arrested for the Level 5 Felony of trafficking with an inmate after she allegedly snuck a cell phone into La Porte County Jail with the intention of delivering it.

A press release issued by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office indicates that on Friday, March 16th, Jail administrative staff received information that an inmate within the jail was potentially in possession of a cellular telephone.

Upon receiving the information, an investigation was immediately launched and Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division of the La Porte County Sheriff’s office were called to assist. Continue reading

Accident Claims the Life of La Porte County Driver


Officers from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a crash that claimed the life of the driver Friday morning.

Police say a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 64-year-old George W. Johnson, Jr. was traveling east on County Road 400 North, east of County Road 50 West, when it left the south side of the roadway, struck small trees, flipped end-over-end, and landed upright approximately 200 feet from where the Jeep initially left the roadway. As a result, the driver was ejected from the vehicle and was found lying next to the rear passenger side of the vehicle in a corn field.

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