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Three Arrested for Drug Charges in LaPorte

Brett Curry

Brett Curry

Justin Jarrett

Justin Jarrett

Jillian Townsel

Jillian Townsel

Three LaPorte County residents were arrested Monday after police from the LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit and LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department found drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

At 6:14 p.m., a passenger car driven by Justin R. Jarrett of Rolling Prairie, was pulled over for a traffic violation in the 1300 block of Pine Lake Ave. The police service dog, Rambo, indicated the presence of drugs. Officers searched the vehicle and allegedly found heroin in Jarrett’s possession.

Drug paraphernalia was also found inside the car.

Jarrett was arrested on a preliminary charge of dealing in a controlled substance (heroin) as a Class A felony.

The owner of the vehicle, Brett D. Curry, 18, was arrested on a preliminary charge of maintaining a common nuisance as a Class D felony. Another passenger, Jillian A. Townsel, 22 of LaPorte, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for revocation of a suspended sentence for a felony theft charge.

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