Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficing Area
So what is law enforcement in the region facing this year? Well, drugs, gangs and increased senseless violence come to mind.
PORTER | Authorities said an illegal immigrant residing in Michigan was arrested Sunday while driving to Chicago to pick up a large amount of marijuana.
PORTAGE | Authorities said a man faces criminal charges after an officer running interdiction on the Indiana Toll Road found him with drugs and a handgun.
VALPARAISO | There are more than 2,500 known gang members in Lake County and Portage Police Chief Mark Becker said residents can no longer pretend they're not crossing the county line.
When a 21-year-old Dyer man and an 18-year-old Schererville woman died within three days early this spring and police suspected their deaths were linked to heroin, it showed the community the drug is not isolated to urban areas.
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