Three Gary residents face drug charges

2013-04-30T19:15:00Z 2013-04-30T21:26:09Z Three Gary residents face drug chargesTimes Staff
April 30, 2013 7:15 pm  • 

GARY | Three Gary residents were arrested on drug charges Tuesday following tips from the community, the Lake County Sheriff's Department said.

Sylvia Branch, 43, and Melvin Walker Jr., 48, both of Gary, were charged with dealing in narcotics, deputies said. Randy Martin, 29, of Gary, was charged with dealing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Deputies said they received information about drug activity in the 4400 block of Buchanan Street and in the 1900 block of West Ridge Road, which led to the arrests.

The sheriff's department said in a news release that the arrests are part of weekly raids scheduled throughout the county.

Anyone with information about drug activity in a neighborhood is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff's Department at (800) 750-2746.

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