Despite her experience as executive director of the community-based criminal justice program PACT, Sharon Mortensen had a tough time figuring out where to turn when she discovered her 13-year-old son had a drug problem.
CHICAGO | A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman abruptly reversed his plans to plead guilty Friday to federal trafficking charges, a move made out of fear for the lives of his wife and children in Mexico, according to his attorney.
It is a shame when it takes a celebrity to die from a heroin overdose to bring this plague to light.
HAMMOND | Two men were arrested and charged with multiple offenses in connection with a retaliatory armed robbery and shooting Saturday in Hammond.
CHESTERTON | Muffins and cookies made with hash oil were confiscated along with marijuana from a Liberty Township woman who was found passed out Saturday night downtown, police said.
PORTER | Five men were arrested after a high-speed chase Monday afternoon that started in The Pines and ended when the suspects’ car crashed in Porter.
GARY | A search warrant executed at a Gary apartment this week led to drug charges against a resident and the recovery of two stolen guns, police said.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday to determine whether a Gary man voluntarily confessed to murder or was improperly influenced by a Gary police detective who told him a black man can't get a fair trial in Crown Point.
MERRILLVILLE | Lake County police arrested five people on suspicion of prostitution, drug dealing and drug possession Friday just blocks from Merrillville High School.
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Former East Chicago Police K-9 Officer Darrell Shaffer and bomb dog Eddy search for explosives in 2011 during training at the old Oak Hill Elementary School in Lowell. Eddy, 11, is scheduled to be euthanized today.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's endless rows of corn and soybeans someday may be planted side by side with fields of tall, slender stalks of cannabis.
HAMMOND | A Chicago man entered a plea agreement Tuesday in a federal drug case.
The Christmas Day death of a pregnant Calumet City teen in Dolton is not an isolated tragedy but part of a long string of bad decisions with tragic consequences.
DOLTON | The brother of two men charged in the Christmas shooting death of a pregnant Calumet City teen turned himself in Monday, according to Dolton officials.
HAMMOND | A Gary man facing a drug charge is expected to accept a plea agreement Wednesday in federal court.
HAMMOND | A 39-year-old man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to three years and one month in prison, according to court records.
Portage Chief of Police Troy Williams displays a flashlight that converts into a pipe used to smoke drugs Tuesday night during Breaking the Silence, a free event at the Porter County Expo Center that targeted substance abuse and addiction issues.
D.E. "Sonshine" Trouche, executive director of Worthy Women Recovery Home in LaPorte, speaks Tuesday night during the Breaking the Silence program at the Porter County Expo Center. The event targeted substance abuse and addiction issues in children. It aimed to give parents the tools to talk…
Diane Chilian, of Valparaiso, listens to speakers Tuesday night during the Breaking the Silence event at the Porter County Expo Center. The program targeted substance abuse and addiction issues in teens with the aim of giving parents the tools to talk to their children about the dangers of d…
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