"Mr. (Michael) Simmons was very emotional and made statements blaming the death on another male," police said.
After testing the substances, it was found that there were 30.8 grams of heroin and 26.9 grams of cocaine in the vehicle, court records said.
The man had checked into the hotel the night before, police said.
"I told him to stop," Jerek Sims reportedly told police. "Only that weed I tossed is mine, I messed up."
The officer said he spotted signs of illicit drug use, including visible needle marks on the woman's hands and a halved pop can containing a cotton swab soaked in a brown liquid, according to police.
Terrence Ballard, a 60-year-old Gary resident, was sentenced after pleading guilty to the distribution of heroin, his third conviction for dealing heroin and fifth felony conviction overall.
"I'm ready to leave this hellhole and everyone in it because I know there's something better for me."
One of the children reportedly told police he was playing video games with his brother and was getting ready for bed when he went into the living room and found his father lying on the ground in distress, police said.
Teal L. Cross, 27, previously was charged in the April 2018 double homicide of two people in New Chicago, records show. Prosecutors dropped murder charges last year.
Kariem "K" Rainey, 44, is the first person to be charged in Lake County with dealing a controlled substance resulting in death under a state law that took effect in July 2018, according to the Lake County prosecutor's office.
Overdose deaths are up dramatically this year in Northwest Indiana, alarming local authorities and prompting one Region woman to take matters …
A Merrillville man was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for heroin and cocaine distribution.
The man told an officer he overdosed on heroin about two hours before a traffic stop and a friend administered naloxone three times before he regained consciousness, according to court records.
In a second superseding indictment filed Thursday, federal prosecutors alleged the defendants also played a role in the June 26, 2016, murder of Isaiah Edwards, 19, at a home Caldwell rented in the 2500 block of Jefferson Street.
Police said they found "a syringe with a reddish clear liquid substance" on the driver's side floor of the vehicle, along with the bag of 3.7 grams of what later tested positive as fentanyl.
"Looks like it fell out of your pocket while you were standing in line," police said. "Ooops! We hate when that happens!"
An Indiana man whose brand new Land Rover was seized by the state in connection with a drug deal may get his vehicle back following seven years of legal wrangling.
The image of a SWAT officer, clad in military-style gear and standing in a field of trash during a drug raid, seems to encapsulate Gary's challenges, and the extreme response needed to fight them, in one photo, Time Editor Marc Chase writes.
Of those deaths, 11 were opioid-related, though as toxicology reports continue to come in, that total could rise.
Authorities say they found a loaded gun and heroin within reach of her two children during a drug raid last year in Hammond, records show.
The 20-year-old was on the floor of a gas station bathroom when an officer saved his life.
Police conducted the search after completing a two-month investigation, and cocaine and heroin worth approximately $20,000 was found in the home.
Authorities discovered syringes, spoons and other narcotics paraphernalia while searching a barn on Monday, police say.
A Portage man faces several felony and misdemeanor charges after being pulled over in downtown Gary.