residents have been arrested on a charge of dealing heroin within 1,000 feet
of a school--a Class A felony punishable by a term of 20 to 50 years.
Johnson, 27, of 2606 N. Campbell St., and Rachel Elizabeth Love, 26, of the
same address, were booked into the Porter County Jail on Friday.
Johnson also has a
listed address in Porter.
According to the
probable cause affidavit filed by the Porter County Drug Task Force (DTF),
late in the morning of Feb. 19, a confidential source (CS) arranged with
Love at her residence to purchase $100 worth of heroin.
Then, at 3:35 p.m.,
Love texted the CS and told that person to meet Johnson in the parking lot
of the Christ Lutheran Church on North Campbell Street, the DTF stated in
the affidavit. “Little Lamb Preschool is located in the same building.”
The CS met Johnson
at the church, where Johnson gave him “two small foil wrappers that
contained a hard brown substance which Johnson represented to the CS as
heroin,” the DTF stated.
substance, weighing approximately one gram, subsequently field-tested
positive for heroin, the DTF said.
The DTF added that
Love and Johnson also reside within 1,000 feet of Valparaiso High School