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Drug Enforcement Administration

Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

CHICAGO | The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago division, who has drawn attention to the growing influence of Mexican cartels in the American heartland, is leaving to take one of the agency's top posts in Washington, D.C., a DEA official said Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 3:22 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: What’s going on in Porter County’s war on drugs?

GUEST COMMENTARY: What’s going on in Porter County’s war on drugs?

I had a recent meeting with the Porter County law enforcement chiefs who provide support and manpower for the Porter County Drug Task Force.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Work at all levels to fight drug problem

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work at all levels to fight drug problem

Hoosiers have the right to live in peace. Yet, too many of our friends and neighbors are living in fear.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hemp could be serious cash crop for Hoosier state

Forget what you think you know about the utility of the marijuana plant. If we can all stop snickering for a moment and clear our heads of the visions of smoke-clouded VW vans or dorm rooms, the industrial hemp from marijuana plants is looking more and more like a viable cash crop for the Ho…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Treat overdoses as potential crime scenes

LaPorte County officials are making plans to treat drug overdose deaths as potential homicides. The idea is to try to recover evidence that might lead to the dealers who provided the illegal drugs.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point man charged in gas station drug bust

The Jasper County prosecutor's office has charged a local man with turning a gas station near DeMotte into an illicit drug market.

July 25, 2013 8:02 pm
DeMotte service station closed for drug investigation

DeMotte service station closed for drug investigation

DEMOTTE | Federal and local law enforcement officials closed a service station at the intersection of Ind. 10 and Interstate 65 Monday during an investigation into the alleged sale of bath salts and other controlled substances.

July 22, 2013 3:17 pm
Law enforcement, public must work together

Law enforcement, public must work together

So what is law enforcement in the region facing this year? Well, drugs, gangs and increased senseless violence come to mind.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Area's street drugs are international, hyperlocal

Mexican cartels are exporting drugs to Northwest Indiana's streets, but the violence surrounding it is all made in the U.S.A., according to law enforcement officials.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
Griffith police punctuate message to dealers with drug raid

Griffith police punctuate message to dealers with drug raid

GRIFFITH | Griffith's interim police chief sent a message as loud as a flashbang grenade early Thursday to drug dealers he believes are using his town as a "safe haven" for their illegal trade.

December 13, 2012 6:10 pm Photos

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Local police department participate in drug take-back Saturday

Several local police departments will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday.

September 26, 2012 1:26 pm

Hobart police to participate in prescription drug take-back event Saturday

HOBART | The Hobart Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 24, 2012 8:15 pm

Shots fired at officer, police focus on Gary homicide during sweep operation

GARY | A sweep of northern Lake County communities Friday night quickly turned toward the city of Gary when a 19-year-old was gunned down in front of his home.

April 14, 2012 4:00 pm
Police: 2 arrested after cops broke up apparent drug deal in Michigan City

Police: 2 arrested after cops broke up apparent drug deal in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Two men were arrested Thursday night after local and federal officials interrupted what looked like a drug deal, police said.

December 08, 2011 9:00 pm Photos

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Ex-DEA agent drops sexual orientation bias lawsuit

HAMMOND | A former local DEA agent agreed to dismiss a federal lawsuit Tuesday after alleging she was fired due to her sexual orientation, court documents state.

November 15, 2011 8:32 pm

Merrillville doctor's former employee sentenced in prescription drug sale case

HAMMOND | A former employee of a Merrillville doctor was sentenced Friday to nearly 3 1/2 years in federal prison for illegally selling prescription pain medication.

November 04, 2011 12:45 pm
Warrant sweep nets about 25 alleged criminals

Warrant sweep nets about 25 alleged criminals

MICHIGAN CITY | Hiawatha Wright didn't struggle as he was arrested on a warrant for three counts of allegedly dealing cocaine.

April 28, 2011 9:30 pm Photos

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Indiana State Police, DEA to collect prescription drugs

The Indiana State Police in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be collecting prescription drugs as part of the second annual National Take Back Initiative.

April 18, 2011 9:29 am

Civil rights claim in Merrillville-based gang leader's death dropped

HAMMOND | A federal judge threw out part of a lawsuit Monday regarding a Merrillville-based gang leader killed in 2007 by a federal agent.

March 28, 2011 5:45 pm
Prescription drug drop-off box installed at police station

Prescription drug drop-off box installed at police station

PORTAGE | A prescription drug drop-off box has been installed in the lobby of the Portage Police Department.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am
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