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Christmas in Jail Possible for Motorist

(Wanatah, IN) - A man could be spending Christmas in the La Porte County Jail on gun and drug related charges.  47 year old Michael Catalano of Knox was taken into custody on Friday.


According to La Porte County Police, officers responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in the roadway on U.S 421 near Wanatah just before 6:00 pm on Friday.  An open container of alcohol, methamphetamine and loaded gun were reportedly found in the vehicle.  Police said it was illegal for Catalano to have a gun because of a prior felony conviction.


Catalano was still being held today on $15,000 bond on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

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