LA PORTE COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE RELEASES 2018 STATS


Posted on: January 21st, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The La Porte County Drug Task Force is releasing their yearly statistics and activity report. The La Porte County Drug Task Force, an initiative of Indiana HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), is a multi-agency unit comprised of investigators from The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan City Police Department, La Porte City Police Department, and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). In their second year of existence, The La Porte County Drug Task Force had the following statistics:
-186 controlled narcotics purchases
-151 individuals were arrested
-17 search warrants were executed
-36 firearms were seized/purchased through illegal trafficking
-38 investigations were conducted assisting the partnering agencies detective bureaus
The La Porte County Drug Task Force has purchased and / or seized the following amounts of narcotics from the streets of La Porte County:
-Cocaine: 597.0 grams
-Heroin: 239.50 grams
-Methamphetamine: 2955.50 grams
-Ecstasy: 80.20 grams
-Marijuana: 5093.60 grams
-Pills (controlled substances): 195.80 grams
The La Porte County Drug Task Force encourages citizens who wish to report suspected illegal activity to do so via social media or the countywide crime tip hotline (219) 873-1488.



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