Two Day Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict for Cocaine Dealer
La Porte County Prosecuting Attorney John Espar announced that a two day trial in La Porte Circuit concluded this past Tuesday when a jury rendered guilty verdicts against Omar Dominguez for one count of Dealing Cocaine and two Counts of Dealing Cocaine. The three transactions committed by Dominguez during the concluding months of 2015, occurred in a residential neighborhood located in the 500 block of East Jefferson Avenue in downtown La Porte. The case was filed in March of 2016 following the completion of three controlled buys of powder cocaine from Dominguez by an undercover operative from the former LaPorte County METRO Narcotics Task Force. During the trial, La Porte County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Atley Price advised the jury that Dominguez was a mid-level dealer who chose to market his illicit pharmaceuticals on the streets of La Porte with impunity prior to his arrest. Afterward, Price noted the successful outcome of the trial was due in large part to the diligent work performed by METRO Task Force Detectives.Price indicated that he will be arguing for a substantial term of incarceration in the Indiana Department of Corrections when Dominguez is sentenced by Judge Thomas Alevizos on Friday, April 13th. The maximum penalty the Court may impose is twelve years.
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