MCPD’s SCU nets several arrests in heroin bust


Posted on: September 22nd, 2016 by [email protected] No Comments

Several arrests were made in a heroin bust by The Michigan City Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit. SCU received numerous drug complaints from the public regarding a subject from the Chicagoland area only know as “Black”, who was distributing heroin to La Porte County residents. Over the next six months SCU investigated these complaints, conducted interviews able to infiltrate “Black’s” extensive narcotics operation with controlled narcotics purchases occurring in or around the Eastport area of Michigan City. SCU further obtained Black’s true identity of Gregory Brown, and also learned about many associates involved in Mr. Brown’s illegal distribution of heroin. On September 14th; Probable cause was established to issue Federal Indictments for the 33 of Chicago Heights, IL, 21 year old Eric Smith of Chicago, 41 year old Donnie Allison of Michigan City, 20 year old Jalen Wilson of Michigan City, 23 year old Jimmy Thomas of Michigan City, and 31 year old Daniel Mallett of Michigan City for charges of: Aiding and Abetting and Conspiracy to Distribute over 100 Grams of Heroin. On Friday September 16th, 2016; members of the Street Crimes Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Street Team, Drug Enforcement Administration, Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and United States Marshal Service assembled at the Michigan City Police Department and sought out all persons who were not already in custody at the La Porte County jail pending state drug charges. All subjects were apprehended and served with federal indictments in miscellaneous areas of Michigan City, La Porte, and Chicago Heights. The arrestees were transported to the St. Joseph County jail pending their initial appearance on at the United States Courthouse of South Bend, Indiana. With the spike of heroin overdose victims throughout the United States, Chief Swistek recognized and praised the determination of the Street Crimes Unit and their fight against heroin in our community. Chief Swistek would also like to recognize the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Attorney’s Office, Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the United States Marshal Service for their continued support and partnership with the Michigan City Police Department. The Street Crimes Unit would like to remind the citizens of Michigan City to continue utilizing the Crime Tip Hotline at 219-873-1488 with further complaints of drug activity, crimes committed, and wanted fugitives.



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