South Bend man charged with dealing cocaine in LaPorte County


The LaPorte County Drug Task Force announces the arrest of Luis F. Sosa-Ortega, 24, of South Bend, for Dealing in Cocaine, Level 2 Felony. The task force began an investigation in the spring of 2018 after tips that Sosa-Ortega was supplying cocaine to LaPorte County residents.

After obtaining a warrant, the task force and LaPorte County sheriff’s officers conducted a controlled traffic stop on Sosa-Ortega near Ind. 2 and CR-600 East. He was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation also revealed that Sosa-Ortega is believed to be in the country illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was contacted and an immigration detainer hold was placed on him. He remains at the LaPorte County Jail without bond pending a Nov. 20 court appearance.

The LaPorte County Drug Task Force remains committed to investigating individuals who transport and/or distribute drugs into LaPorte County from outside communities. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious drug activity to the crime tip hotline at 219-873-1488, or through social media.

3 Responses to “South Bend man charged with dealing cocaine in LaPorte County”

  1. NamVet

    Nov 17. 2018

    Kudos to the LaPorte County Drug Task Force and their continued commitment to catching these drug dealing lowlifes and this arrest had a bonus of possibly catching an ILLEGAL….BUILD THE WALL!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. terry

    Nov 19. 2018

    I third it

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