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Porter County cops to begin carrying anti-OD drug

Porter County cops to begin carrying anti-OD drug

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff's Department officers will soon become the second department in the county to carry a drug that could save the lives of those overdosing on heroin and other opiates.

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Chase results in 60-year-old charged with dealing heroin

Chase results in 60-year-old charged with dealing heroin

PORTAGE | A Merrillville man is charged with dealing heroin after reportedly leading police on a high speed chase following a traffic stop early Thursday along the Indiana Toll Road.

October 24, 2014 3:40 pm
Feds announce indictments in NWI heroin trade

Feds announce indictments in NWI heroin trade

MICHIGAN CITY | Law enforcement officials announced the arrests and indictments of nine people Monday for their alleged roles in a heroin distribution conspiracy in Porter and LaPorte counties.

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U.S. attorney will announce heroin indictments Monday

MICHIGAN CITY | Hammond-based U.S. Attorney David Capp's office is scheduled to announce an indictment Monday in a heroin dealing conspiracy, the office reported Friday.

October 18, 2014 12:05 am
Survivors hold walk to raise awareness about heroin use

Survivors hold walk to raise awareness about heroin use

PORTAGE | Dylan Yates beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a teen.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
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.

September 19, 2014 4:49 pm

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.

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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
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