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Illegal Drug Trade

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

Former cop gets 40 years in drug, weapons case

HAMMOND | A former downstate police officer was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a region drug dealing and weapons conspiracy, prosecutors announced.

November 22, 2013 6:10 pm

LaPorte police continue crackdown on heroin

LAPORTE | LaPorte police keep reeling in heroin dealers and users at a dizzying pace, but there's been no let up in the number of overdoses and deaths.

August 20, 2013 11:54 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


Michigan City man OKs deal in armed drug trafficking case

HAMMOND | A Michigan City man has agreed to plead guilty in U.S. District Court to armed drug trafficking.

August 26, 2011 11:30 am

EDITORIAL: A double-barreled attack on drugs

Years of trying to add Porter County to the Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area finally succeeded in getting federal approval for the newly expanded effort.

June 22, 2011 12:00 am
Police hit $340,000 jackpot

Police hit $340,000 jackpot

CROWN POINT | Lake County authorities recovered $340,000 Thursday afternoon from the backseat of a car driven by someone police described after his arrest as "a nervous young man."

January 13, 2011 5:06 pm Photos


Hammond man sentenced to 45 years for drug dealing

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak has sentenced Christopher A. Bryant, 29, of Hammond, to 45 years in prison for drug dealing.

December 17, 2010 12:00 am
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