HAMMOND— Twelve firearms and 65 grams of crack cocaine were seized from a Gary man's home, leading to his arrest.
Bryant Porter, 25, of Gary, was charged in a criminal complaint with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
On Wednesday police executed a search warrant on Porter's residence and vehicle and found about 65 grams of crack cocaine and 12firearms. Prior to the search, Porter allegedly distributed crack cocaine on four occasions known to police.
“This case represents teamwork and cooperation between law enforcement agencies,” U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch said. “Our partnerships are some of the best, and we will use them to focus on illegal narcotics and violent crime.”
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The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group.