This past Thursday, investigators assigned to the Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group (PCMEG), assisted by the DEA and Portage SWAT, executed a search warrant at a residence located at the 5600 block of Carnation Ave. in Portage. Located inside the residence were 64lbs of synthetic drugs, 940 grams of synthetic chemical compound used to manufacture the substance commonly referred to as ‘spice,’ evidence of several gallons of acetone which is also used to manufacture the substance, $2,955 dollars in USC from the illicit sales of narcotics, a stolen Ruger mini 14 rifle, and a Glock 37 semi-automatic pistol. Both suspects, 31 year old male Muhammad Sobuh and 34 year old female Kesha Sobuh both of Portage, were arrested at the residence and transported to Porter County Jail for several felony drug charges, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a stolen firearm. The chemicals that are used in the clandestine production of ‘spice’ are extremely volatile and create a serious health and environmental hazard.