Police have announced that 2 arrests have been made involving hand-pressed fentanyl. 

The LaPorte County Drug Task Force, The Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST), and La Porte Street Crimes Unit made two arrests as the result of residential search warrants that were executed in the City of La Porte. Taken into custody were 20-year old Jaime Torres, and 20-year-old Pedro Burgos.

Following an investigation by members of The LaPorte County Drug Task Force, search warrants were obtained for 800 block of Kingsport Ave. and 100 block of Glover Ct., homes of Jaime Torres and Pedro Burgos. As a result of these searches, a substantial amount of suspected hand-pressed Fentanyl pills were recovered, alongside other suspected illegal drugs, illegal firearms, and US Currency.

On October 15th, a judge found that probable cause existed to charge Torres and Burgos each with four separate counts of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, ranging from Level 5 Felonies to a Level 2 Felony.

Torres and Burgos were both held on a $50,000 cash bond and had their initial hearings on October 15th, in LaPorte County Circuit Court.

The La Porte County Drug Task Force asks anyone with information about criminal activity to contact them at 219-873-1488, or via social media. 

The LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office would like to remind the public that you can contact them via Facebook Messenger, through their crime tip hotline number of 219-873-1488, or you can also call the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME and possibly receive a reward upon an arrest and conviction. All WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous.