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Law & Order: High school senior arrested on drug charges

Updated: December 9, 2013 10:55AM



PORTER COUNTY

Police: High school senior gave pot to middle-schooler

Two students, ages 15 and 17, allegedly were involved in a drug deal Wednesday in a bathroom at Union Township Middle School, 587 W. County Road 300N. They were caught after the 15-year-old, an eighth-grader, showed the marijuana to other students.

Police said video surveillance showed the 17-year-old, a senior, walk from Wheeler High School to the middle school at about 10:50 a.m. He met up with the younger student, who was in the hallway to go to lunch. Both briefly went into the boys’ restroom outside the gym, then the older student went back to his school and the younger to the cafeteria.

After a police K-9 was brought to the school, the 15-year-old handed over a baggie of marijuana he had in his sock; he refused to say where he got it.

The 17-year-old is charged with dealing in marijuana; the 15-year-old with possession.

Burglar kicked in door,
ransacked house

A house was burglarized between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 east block of County Road 700 north, west of Westville.

A rear door had been kicked open, according to the police report, electronics and jewelry were stolen, and the home was ransacked.

Habitual violator accused of driving drunk again

Anthony Rowland, 37, of Salt Creek Commons, was arrested at 2:20 a.m. Thursday for drunken driving with a prior conviction and driving despite losing his license as a habitual traffic violator; both are felony charges.

He was ticketed for driving left of center.

Police stopped the vehicle at County Roads 450 west and 500 north, on the southern border of the subdivision.

VALPARAISO

Driver, who didn’t dim lights, arrested on felony warrants

During a traffic stop, police arrested Andrew Schuffert, 23, of Valparaiso, on a warrant for felony theft and fraud.

Schuffert also was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving when he was stopped, at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday on Calumet Avenue, for failing to dim his headlights, police said.



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