Chesterton Tribune



15 pounds of marijuana, other drugs and $42K seized at two Chesterton homes

Back To Front Page


More than $40,000 in cash and marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms with an estimated street value of $150,000 were recovered from two Chesterton residences last week by the Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group (PCMEG), the Porter County Sheriff’s Police reported after deadline on Friday.

According to police, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, PCMEG officers responded to a residence on 10th Street in Chesterton, after receiving an anonymous “Submit a Tip.” An Adult Probation officer seeking a subject determined to be non-compliant with probation and residing at that home accompanied the PCMEG officers, and during a check of the house $11,448 in cash, along with marijuana, edible marijuana, and paraphernalia were recovered, police said.

Information developed at that residence then led PCMEG officers to a second house, this one in the 800 block of South Second Street, where officers were subsequently allowed inside by a female subject, police said. Although the homeowner, identified as Thomas W. Harvey, 38, refused to consent to a search of the house, officers secured the residence and, based on probable cause, obtained a search warrant, police said. They then found, in the master bedroom, $31,496 in cash, along with marijuana, edible marijuana, paraphernalia, and other items “associated with illegal drugs,” police said.

The list of recovered cash and contraband:

* $42,944.90.

* 1,123 assorted packages of edible marijuana.

* 15.5 pounds of marijuana.

* 351 THC vapes.

* 205 jars of THC wax.

* 64 grams of psychedelic mushrooms.

* 112 items of drug paraphernalia.

“A low-figure estimate of the street value of the drugs seized is approximately $150,000,” police said.

Police said that warrants were being sought charging Harvey and his girlfriend, Becca A. Broderick, 37, both of Chesterton, with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver; maintaining a common nuisance; possession of a controlled substance; and possession of paraphernalia.

“We encourage everyone to continue to utilize our ‘Submit a Tip,’ which is available on our website and our app,” the PCSP said. “This is an excellent example of that feature and the collaborative efforts of PCMEG and Adult Probation.”




Posted 1/28/2019




Search This Site:

Custom Search