Po­lice: Drugs found in search of Val­paraiso apart­ment

3 res­i­dents fac­ing drug charges af­ter com­plaint about odor

Post Tribune (Sunday) - - News - By Amy Laval­ley Post-Tri­bune

Val­paraiso po­lice ar­rested three peo­ple on drug charges at two lo­ca­tions Tues­day af­ter find­ing a con­sid­er­able quan­tity and va­ri­ety of drugs, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Po­lice were ad­vised of a nar­cotic com­plaint in the 300 block of Lo­cust Street be­cause the odor of mar­i­juana was com­ing from an apart­ment on Tues­day, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from Sgt. E.J. Hall, pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer with the Val­paraiso Po­lice De­part­ment.

Sgt. Todd Ko­b­itz used his K-9 Geist to con­firm which apart­ment the odor was com­ing from and ob­tained a search war­rant on the res­i­dence.

A search of the apart­ment re­port­edly re­sulted in the seizure of 277 grams of mar­i­juana; mul­ti­ple il­le­gal pre­scrip­tion d r u g s ; me t h a mp h e t - amine; fen­tanyl; and nu­mer­ous liq­uid vape tubes con­tain­ing THC, the ac­tive agent in mar­i­juana, the re­lease said.

Po­lice ar­rested John Judd, 35, who lived in the apart­ment, on felony charges of main­tain­ing a com­mon nui­sance and pos­ses­sion of a hy­po­der­mic nee­dle and a mis­de­meanor count of pos­ses­sion of para­pher­na­lia, the re­lease said.

He was trans­ported to Porter County Jail, po­lice said, and charges are still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated on other peo­ple linked to that ad­dress.

While po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing that com­plaint, they re­ceived in­for­ma­tion on a pos­si­ble sus­pect lo­cated in the 500 block of Yel­low­stone Road.

Po­lice went to the ad­dress and were al­lowed in­side, where they al­legedly saw nar­cotic-re­lated items, the re­lease said.

A search re­port­edly re­sulted in the seizure of mar­i­juana and nar­cotic para­pher­na­lia, in­clud­ing two hy­po­der­mic nee­dles, po­lice said.

Terra Lynch, 33, of that ad­dress, was ar­rested on felony charges of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and pos­ses­sion of a hy­po­der­mic nee­dle, and mis­de­meanor counts of vis­it­ing a com­mon nui­sance, pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, and pos­ses­sion of para­pher­na­lia.

Jeremiah Cruz, 31, of Nesque­hon­ing, Pa., was charged with a felony counts of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and pos­ses­sion of a hy­po­der­mic nee­dle, and a mis­de­meanor charge of vis­it­ing a com­mon nui­sance.

Po l i c e trans­ported Lynch and Cruz to Porter County Jail.

Amy Laval­ley is a free­lance reporter for the PostTri­bune.

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