The Porter County
Multi-Enforcement Group (MEG), assisted by the DEA and Portage SWAT, seized
a large quantity of illicit drugs, cash, and firearms from a Portage
residence on Thursday, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
police, after receiving a tip earlier this month about the manufacture and
sale of synthetic drugs at a residence in the 5600 block of Carnation Ave.
in Portage, officers executed a search warrant at the home on Thursday.
Located inside the
residence were 64 pounds of synthetic drugs; 940 grams of a chemical
compound used in the manufacture of “spice”; evidence of several gallons of
acetone also used in its manufacture; $2,955 in cash “from the illicit sales
of narcotics”; and a Glock 37 semi-automatic pistol and a stolen Ruger mini
14 rifle, police said.
Muhammad Sobuh, 31,
and Kesha Sobuh, 34, were taken into custody at the residence and
transported to Porter County Jail on the following charges: dealing in a
controlled substance; dealing in a synthetic drug; manufacturing of a
synthetic drug; maintaining a common nuisance; and possession of a stolen
“The chemicals that
are used in the clandestine produce of ‘spice’ are extremely volatile and
create a health and environmental hazard,” the PCSP said. “We encourage the
community to continue to submit detailed tips to the Porter County ‘Submit a
Tip’ on our website.”