6 arrested within a week on drug, firearms charges

Faulkenburg

King

Peters

The LaPorte County Drug Task Force arrested 6 people within a week on drug and firearms charges. The arrests followed long investigations into each.

Arrested were:

Inghels

Perry

Martin

— Shane D. Inghels, 35, of Mishawaka, who was arrested Nov. 28, 2017, by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department patrol division after a vehicle pursuit. The drug task force assisted K-9 Deputy Andrew Hahn in this investigation, which ultimately led the seizure of 69 grams of methamphetamine, two handguns and U.S. currency. Inghels is charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony, and Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Level 4 Felony. He was being held in LaPorte County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

— Antoni C. Martin, 27, of Harvey, IL, was arrested Nov. 29, 2017, after Cpl. Greg Radiger of the Michigan City Police Department initiated a traffic stop on Martin and he fled on foot, discarding a handgun as he ran. Martin was apprehended a short time later and charged with Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Level 4 Felony, and Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony. Martin was being held in LaPorte County Jail with no bond.

–Danielle Faulkenburg, 28, of LaPorte, was arrested Dec. 2, 2017, after Sergeant Andy Hynek located her in a vehicle in the 400 block of Maple Avenue that had been stolen out of Marshall County, IN. Faulkenburg is charged with Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 4 Felony, Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 5 Felony (two counts), and Auto Theft, Level 6 Felony. She was being held at LaPorte County Jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond.

— Jeremy J. King, 40, of Michigan City, was arrested Dec 3, 2017, by lead investigator Willie Henderson, after a lengthy investigation into alleged narcotics dealing in which King was involved in LaPorte County. King is charged with Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony, and Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony. He was being held in LaPorte County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

— Joseph A. Peters, 43, of Michigan City, was arrested Dec. 4, 2017, after Sgt. Andy Hynek conducted a traffic stop near Springland and Carroll avenues in Michigan City. Hynek was assisted by Sgt. Dallas Smythe and his K-9 partner “Marko,” where 129 grams of cocaine were located on Peters. He is charged with Dealing in Cocaine, Level 2 Felony. He was being held in LaPorte County Jail on a $50,000-cash only bond.

— Michael D. Perry, 43, of Gary, was arrested in Michigan City on Dec. 4 after he fled from a vehicle and ran into a wooded area. A search warrant for his vehicle was obtained, which resulted in the seizure of 230 grams of cocaine. Perry is charged with Dealing Cocaine, Level 2 Felony, and Resisting Law Enforcement, A Misdemeanor. Perry was being held at LaPorte County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

Hynek said in a press release that the drug task force has a great working relationship with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and the ATF, and those agencies are reviewing some of these cases for possible federal prosecution. These cases resulted in 3 firearms being removed from dangerous criminals, over 70 grams of meth being seized, and over 360 grams of cocaine being recovered. The drugs seized in these cases have a street value of more than $30,000.

The drug task force was assisted in these cases by the patrol divisions from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department, LaPorte City Police, Michigan City Police, LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana HIDTA Intel unit, and St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.

3 Responses to “6 arrested within a week on drug, firearms charges”

  1. WWJD

    Dec 06. 2017

    great work

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  2. Judge Roy Bean

    Dec 06. 2017

    Awesome job guys and gals. Keep these scumbags off the streets. Need to stock up on orange jumpsuits.
    Well done.

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  3. Thank u!

    Dec 06. 2017

    Great job Officers! These creeps need to get a real job like the rest of us law abiding citizens.

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