Porter County Courts
November 1, 2012 5:10PM
Updated: December 3, 2012 6:44AM
Man charged with
felonies in drug case
A Lake Station man faces multiple felonies for being caught with drugs while walking on Portage railroad tracks.
Daniel Q. Laco, 22, could get up to 20 years in prison for Class C felony dealing in a narcotic drug and up to three years each on four Class D felonies, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of dealing in marijuana and one count of maintaining a common nuisance.
Laco was also charged with misdemeanor trespassing on a railroad right of way.
Police arrested him Oct. 26 around 11:30 a.m. while he was on the CSX tracks west of Dombey Road. At the time of his arrest he had nine foil packets of heroin, four Oxycodone pills and more than 13 plastic bags of marijuana, court records state.
Police said Laco told them he rented a motel room with the intention of selling drugs from there. The marijuana in his possession totaled more than a half pound, police said.
Man accused of setting Mustang on fire
A Portage man could serve up to 20 years in prison for allegedly setting a customized Mustang on fire after its owners called police on him for going around their Portage neighborhood and looking suspicious.
Kyle Jon Feeney, 18, allegedly threw two Molotov cocktails made of beer bottles at the car on Aug. 30 about 12:15 a.m., causing $26,000 damage. A Saturn parked next to it was damaged as well.
Feeney is charged with Class B felony arson and Class D felony criminal mischief and wasn’t listed as a prisoner in Porter County Jail on Thursday, but his bail bond was set at $50,000.
Court records state when the victims originally called police and shooed him off, he squealed his tires and gestured obscenely from his vehicle window.