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LaPorte arrests

Clockwise, from top left, are Jeremy King, Danielle Faulkenburg, Joseph Peters, Michael Perry, Shane Inghels and Antoni Martin.

LAPORTE — The county's Drug Task Force announced the arrest of six people over the last week for various drug- and firearms-related offenses. 

Shane D. Inghels, 35, of Mishawaka, was arrested by the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department after a vehicle pursuit spilled over into St. Joseph County with a crash Nov. 28. About 60 grams of methamphetamine, two handguns and U.S. currency were seized with the help of a K-9, police said. 

Inghels has been charged with dealing in methamphetamine and being serious violent felon in possession of a firearm. 

Antoni C. Martin, 27, of Harvey, Illinois, was arrested Nov. 29 after being stopped by a Michigan City police officer in his vehicle. Martin allegedly fled on foot and discarded a handgun as he fled, police said. 

Martin has been charged with being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm and resisting law enforcement. 

Danielle Faulkenburg, 28, of LaPorte, was arrested Saturday after allegedly being located in LaPorte in a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Marshal County. Faulkenburg was charged with two counts of dealing methamphetamine and auto theft. 

Joseph A. Peters, 43, of Michigan City, was arrested Monday during a traffic stop near Springland and Carroll Avenue, according to police. A K-9 detected 129 grams of cocaine on Peters, according to police, resulting in charges of dealing in cocaine.

Michael D. Perry, 43, of Gary, was arrested Monday by the LaPorte County Drug Task Force near Michigan Boulevard and Leeds Avenue after he fled from a vehicle and into a nearby wooded area.

Police executed a search warrant on his vehicle, which turned up about 230 grams of cocaine, police said. Perry was charged with dealing cocaine and resisting law enforcement. 

The LaPorte County Drug Task Force was assisted in these cases by the patrol divisions from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department, LaPorte City Police Department, Michigan City Police Department, and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department's K-9 Division, according to the news release. 

The LaPorte County Prosecutors Office, Indiana HIDTA Intel unit and St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department also assisted, according to the release. 


Public safety reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.