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Drug task force makes arrest in alleged trafficking operation

LA PORTE, Ind. -- The La Porte County Drug Task Force arrested a 42-year-old man on drug charges after serving a search warrant early Tuesday morning.

The task force received several complaints about suspected drug activity at a home in the 900 block of Ridge Street in La Porte.

As a result of an investigation, officers obtained a search warrant and served it Tuesday.

Two people were located inside the home and were detained during the search.

Inside the home, investigators located a stolen gun, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash, reports said.

Thomas Anderson, 42, has been charged with two counts of dealing in cocaine and or a narcotic drug, a level 4 felony, and one count of dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug, a level 5-felony.

Anderson was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

The La Porte County Drug Task Force was assisted by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department ERT, La Porte County Sheriff’s Department Patrol Division, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

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