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Briefly: Porter man charged with having controlled substance

Updated: August 30, 2013 12:36AM



Valparaiso

Porter man charged with having controlled substance

A Porter man accused of having almost 2 ounces of raw MDMA, the reactive agent in the party drug know as Ecstacy, mailed to him faces up to three years in prison.

Cody Edward Mang, 19, has been charged with Class D felony possession of a controlled substance and with misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia for having smoking pipes in his vehicle when police stopped him Aug. 27.

Court documents state he had just picked up the 55-gram block of the drug.

Mang was not listed as a Porter County Jail inmate Thursday.

Illinois woman charged in jewelry theft

A Bellwood, Ill., woman has been charged in a May crime in which three people allegedly made off with $4,710 in jewelry by filling out false credit card applications at a Valparaiso jewelry store.

Tiffany Gordon faces up to three years in prison for Class D felony aiding in fraud, but no charges were filed against the older woman and young man with her at Kay Jewelers on LaPorte Avenue on May 10.

The older woman filled out a credit application in the name of a Homer, Ill., woman, and the male and Gordon directed her credit card purchases.

Police were able to trace Gordon through other credit cards filled out online in the Homer, Ill., woman’s name.

Gordon wasn’t listed as a Porter County Jail inmate Thursday, but bail bond is set at $1,500.

Construction restricts traffic on Grove Avenue

The city has closed 1,000 feet of the south lane of Grove Avenue between Madison and Campbell streets until Sept. 4 and won’t allow traffic on the street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

However, Grove will open to traffic outside the restricted hours.

The closure is part of the Chautauqua Park neighborhood storm and waste sewer separation project.



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