A LaPorte woman will be facing an additional charge after information received in a recent drug investigation.
Jillian A. Townsel, 22, was being held in the LaPorte County Jail for revocation of a suspended sentence for theft. She was placed into custody on this charge on May 16. On Friday, May 30, she was charged while being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a preliminary count of Dealing a Schedule I Controlled Substance (heroin), a Class B felony.
Townsel is currently being held in the LaPorte County Jail without bond and is scheduled to appear in LaPorte Circuit Court for a hearing.
The LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit officers were instrumental in the investigation into the distribution of narcotics and illegal drugs in the LaPorte area.