Unexpected drug robbery leads to feud, arrests
By Erin guerra Post-Tribune correspondent July 7, 2014 11:06PM
Updated: August 9, 2014 6:27AM
PORTAGE — When a group that got together to buy synthetic marijuana learned they had been involved in robbing the drug dealer, the resulting disturbance drew police attention and the arrest of two men Saturday night, police said.
Officers responded about 10:40 p.m. to a call at the parking lot of Shenanigans, 6121 U.S. 20, where several people were involved in a dispute over a drug buy earlier that involved a robbery outside Honey’s Gentleman’s Club, 8120 E. U.S. 20 in Gary, according to police.
A 22-year-old LaPorte man told police that Karl Clemons, 20, of Michigan City, Curtis Glancy, 20, of LaPorte, and an unknown man who fled before police arrived planned to buy “fake weed” at Honey’s and picked up two girls, ages 17 and 18, on the way.
The girls said Clemons walked up to a pickup truck in the lot of Honey’s to make the drug purchase, an altercation occurred and Clemons ran back to their vehicle and yelled to take off. They drove to Shenanigans, where the others began yelling at Clemons for robbing the dealer, the girls told police.
Police saw Clemons throw a revolver under the group’s vehicle, a gun that had been reported stolen in Hammond, and officers found five bullets and 12 $1,000 Iraqi bills on him, according to police. They said a plastic bag contained 25 small bags of synthetic marijuana were found in the vehicle.
Police said Clemons was arrested for theft of a firearm, carrying a handgun without a permit, underage drinking and public intoxication, and Portage police informed Gary police of the alleged robbery at Honey’s. Glancy was charged with disorderly conduct, underage drinking and public intoxication.
Police said they released the LaPorte man and the two girls with no charges filed.