2 from South Bend charged with dealing heroin in LaPorte

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The LaPorte County Drug Task Force has arrested two South Bend residents for allegedly dealing heroin in LaPorte.

Ricky L. Kinds, 40, is charged with Dealing in a Narcotic Drug Level 3 Felony, and Dealing in a Narcotic Drug Level 4 Felony. Marylynn Patton, 29, is charged with

Patton

Dealing in a Narcotic Drug Level 3 Felony (3 Counts), and Dealing in a Narcotic Drug Level 4 Felony.

The task force began to investigate Kinds and Patton after receiving tips that they were selling heroin in LaPorte.

The task force, the St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit, South Bend Police Department and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department Warrants Division executed arrest warrants on the two at a residence in South Bend early Friday, July 14, 2017, where more evidence was collected.

Task force Commander Sgt. Andy Hynek, the lead investigator in this case, credits partnership with the community in helping the task force remove heroin dealers from the streets.  The opiate addiction epidemic has largely affected our community and the LaPorte County Drug Task Force remains committed to investigating allegations of illegal narcotics sales. Hynek also commends the partnership in this case with The St. Joseph County Drug Investigations Unit.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the LaPorte County Drug Task Force via social media, or via the crime tip hotline at 219-873-1488.

3 Responses to “2 from South Bend charged with dealing heroin in LaPorte”

  1. WWJD

    Jul 17. 2017

    thanks for getting murderers wanting to kill our youth, give them the bill for all the narcan

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  2. Keven Putnam a.k.a. mr.pottawattamie park

    Jul 17. 2017

    Very sad…. Thank Goodness they caught these two scum bag’s.

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  3. Judge Roy Bean

    Jul 17. 2017

    Another great job. Hats off to the drug task force!
    It’s too bad we couldn’t make these dealers consume all the heroin they are caught with.
    Thank you, keep them coming.
    Better order more orange suits.

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