Search warrant results in Michigan City man arrested for firearm and drug charges

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - The Michigan City Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) and the LaPorte County Drug Task Force executed a residential search warrant on Hoyt Street in Michigan City, which resulted in the arrest of a 31-year-old Kyle Fugate on firearm and drug related charges.

Police say last week, information was forwarded to the CSU regarding Fugate, who is classified as a “Serious Violent Felon” under Indiana Criminal Code, as illegally possessing a firearm. 

Authorities say they aggressively followed up with the investigation and quickly got a search warrant for Fugate's residence, located on Hoyt Street. 

Police say during the execution of the search warrant, detectives found quantities of suspected ecstasy, psilocybin, dextroamphetamine, marijuana, materials consistent with dealing in illicit drugs, and a firearm.

Fugate was also found inside the residence and was subsequently arrested.

Probable cause was presented to La Porte County Superior Court 1 and signed by the judge.

Fugate had his initial hearing on May 21, where he was issued a $50,000 cash only bond.

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