A Chesterton resident was one of three persons arrested Sunday on a charge
of possession of heroin after a traffic stop, Portage Police said.
According to police, at 5:14 p.m. Clifford Eiring, 43, of 1945 Jacob Lane,
was a passenger in a vehicle stopped in the 1900 block of Driftwood Street
after an officer observed the driver, Henry Maul, 32, of 1950 Driftwood St.,
driving down the middle of the roadway and taking up both lanes of travel.
Police said that, during a subsequent search of the vehicle, two baggies
containing heroin, several hypodermic needles, a burnt spoon with residue,
and a burnt Altoids tin with residue were recovered.
Eiring, Maul, and a second passenger, Michael Cisarik, 45, of 324W 400N in
Union Township, all denied being the owners of the heroin and paraphernalia,
All three were charged with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic
needle, and possession of paraphernalia, police said. Maul was also charged
with maintaining a common nuisance and driving while suspended-prior, police
said. Eiring and Cisarik were additionally charged with visiting a common
nuisance, police said.
Eiring was also wanted on a warrant issued through Porter County and
charging him with failure to appear, police added.
Eiring, Maul, and Cisarik were transported to Porter County Jail.