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Man arrested on bicycle ride to buy heroin in Valparaiso

Man arrested on bicycle ride to buy heroin in Valparaiso

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of possessing a hypodermic needle and other paraphernalia after telling police he was riding his mother's bicycle from Wanatah to Valparaiso buy heroin.

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Death from overdose more likely than from car crash in Porter County

VALPARAISO |  Porter County residents are more likely to die from a heroin overdose than a car crash.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Three found passed out at gas station, arrested on drug charges

Three found passed out at gas station, arrested on drug charges

PORTAGE | Three LaPorte County residents were arrested early Thursday morning on multiple drug-related charges after they were found passed out in a car at a gas station.

July 17, 2014 9:28 am Photos

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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

Police: Half kilogram of heroin found in Cicero, Ill., man's car

VALPARAISO | A Cicero, Ill., man traveling the Indiana Toll Road with his mother and a juvenile was arrested Tuesday after police found a pound of heroin in his car, prosecutors said.

July 09, 2014 8:00 pm

Griffith man previously convicted of murder faces new drug charges

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man convicted of murder in 1977 is back in jail on drug charges.

July 01, 2014 8:10 pm
Man in jail after brother reports heroin syringe

Man in jail after brother reports heroin syringe

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A 22-year-old man faces drug-related charges after his brother reported finding a loaded hypodermic needle in the man's bedroom.

June 30, 2014 12:30 pm
Police: Man arrested after stealing from family to support drug habit

Police: Man arrested after stealing from family to support drug habit

PORTAGE | A 25-year-old Portage man was arrested Saturday night after police said he stole from his family to support his heroin addiction.

June 09, 2014 2:11 pm
Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

PORTAGE | Portage police officers will be adding another tool to their arsenal.

May 28, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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LaPorte police make heroin arrest

LAPORTE | Another major heroin bust has has been made in LaPorte.

May 17, 2014 12:00 am

Former football player weighs in against drug use

LAPORTE | A former college football star and record-setting weight lifter turned minister will visit LaPorte to try to steer children onto the right path in life.

April 09, 2014 2:58 pm

Porter County heroin deaths up but suicides down

VALPARAISO | Heroin deaths were up, but suicides were down. Murders were down, but motor vehicle fatalities were up.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Expanded immunity for underage drinkers could save more lives

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is eager to spread the word to college students, and all Hoosiers, about new additions to Indiana's innovative Lifeline Law — once it's signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 18, 2014 6:45 pm

Mind control: Alcohol, drug addiction stew in the brain

Alcoholism can destroy a liver. Heroin needles can spread HIV. And cocaine can stop a beating heart.

March 10, 2014 6:15 pm

Heroin, the rush that ends in a morgue

CROWN POINT | Heroin users can choose their poison.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm
Appeals court affirms 40-year sentence for partner in Jada Justice murder

Appeals court affirms 40-year sentence for partner in Jada Justice murder

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the 40-year prison term issued to Timothy Tkachik, the Hobart man who admitted assisting in the brutal 2009 murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.

March 03, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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'Miracle drug' to halt heroin overdoses wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | First responders would be authorized to treat Hoosiers suffering drug overdoses with naloxone -- a so-called "miracle drug" that quickly neutralizes the effects of heroin and other opioids -- under legislation approved 96-0 by the House Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 5:05 pm

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

LaPorte County considers treating heroin overdose deaths as homicide investigations

There are plans in LaPorte County to start treating overdose deaths — especially from heroin — as possible homicide investigations to uncover more evidence that might lead to the dealers who provided the narcotics.

February 16, 2014 7:45 pm
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