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Drug task force arrests suspected dealer staying at area motel

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- The La Porte County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a room in a motel on Franklin Street on Thursday and arrested a Michigan City man on multiple drug-related charges.

On Thursday, the task force executed a search warrant at a room at the hotel following an investigation into the sale of narcotics.

In the room, investigators say they seized cocaine, methamphetamine, scales and US currency.

Mazell C. Risper Jr., 54, of Michigan City was arrested and charged in La Porte County Superior Court  with dealing cocaine (level 4 felony), 3 counts of dealing cocaine (level 5 felony), and dealing methamphetamine level 5 felony.

Risper is being held at the La Porte County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond.

He is scheduled to be in court again on July 6.

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