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.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Illinois State Crime Commission says heroin use is an epidemic, and a Will County official says it should be declared a medical emergency.
MICHIGAN CITY | A police investigation into the alleged sale of narcotics out of a Michigan City Elston Street residence and a neighborhood store led to the arrests this week of four men.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. | Authorities in Indiana say a 7-year-old girl tested positive for PCP and other drugs after she was taken to a hospital emergency room in Fort Wayne.
LANSING | A St. John man faces drug and weapons charges in connection with the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at his Lansing convenience store, about two blocks west of Reavis Elementary School, police said.
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JOLIET | The Illinois State Crime Commission says it's partnering with Will County prosecutors to begin offering cash rewards for information on heroin dealers who sell to minors.
HAMMOND | Four men were arrested Friday morning after police SWAT officers reported finding illegal drugs and guns — including an AK-47 rifle — inside their rented Hessville house.
LANSING | A Lansing man faces various drug charges after the Lansing Police Tactical Unit executed a search Friday of his apartment in the 17700 block of Exchange Street, police said.
SCHERERVILLE | The town's special operations task force has produced results during its first week of work, Schererville police said.
SCHERERVILLE | While Police Chief David Dowling has previous administration experience with the Schererville Police Department, he said his work on the town's streets during the last three years has given him a new perspective.
LANSING | A Lansing man is facing felony and misdemeanor drug charges after police executed a search warrant at his Arcadia Street apartment and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Lansing Police Department.
MARKHAM | A Cook County Circuit Court judge set bail Thursday at $1.5 million for a Chicago man facing drug and weapons charges after an investigation by Calumet City police, the Cook County state's attorney's office said.
Lake County sheriff's Officer Ron Taylor and his police dog, Bickel, find drugs hidden in a file cabinet during training in December at the old Oak Hill Elementary School in Lowell.
Lake County sheriff's Officer Doug Parker and his police dog, Exel, find drugs hidden in a locker during training in December at the old Oak Hill Elementary School in Lowell.
HAMMOND | A former Merrillville doctor's employee was sentenced Monday to 12 months in prison for his role in transporting about 7,000 Vicodin pills in a prescription drug-running scheme.
CHICAGO | Two local men are among 20 defendants charged in a series of indictments stemming from a federal investigation into drug trafficking and the flow of its proceeds, officials announced Wednesday.
HAMMOND | A former Northwest Indiana physician's assistant was sentenced to one year of probation Wednesday for using a doctor's prescription information to distribute narcotics.
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