The LaPorte County Task Force located and arrested another wanted fugitive in the City of LaPorte.
On Friday, March 11th, investigators began to actively seek 19-year-old Lydell Hill, who resides in East Chicago, Indiana. Hill was wanted for three counts of Dealing Cocaine. One of the counts was a Class A Felony while the remaining two were Class B Felonies. Hill was also wanted in Cook County, Illinois for violation of his probation relating to an Armed Robbery charge.
At approximately 5:50 p.m. on March 11th, Metro Operations investigators and LaPorte Police Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of Park Street in LaPorte. Lydell Hill was found inside the stopped car and taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle was conducted where more than three grams of a substance that subsequently field tested positive for cocaine was located.
Because the suspected crack cocaine had been packaged for distribution, he was also charged with dealing Cocaine, a Class A Felony. Hill was transported to the LaPorte County Jail where he is being held without bond. He is scheduled to appear in LaPorte County Circuit Court and upon satisfying charges in the State of Indiana, will be extradited to Cook County, Illinois.