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Suspected Drug Fugitive Arrested

(La Porte, IN) - He was wanted for three years on drug dealing charges in La Porte until recently taken into custody.


23-year-old Kolin Burgess is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Level 5 felony dealing in methamphetamine. According to court documents, he and his customer met in a fast-food restaurant parking lot on Pine Lake Avenue in September 2018.


They went for a ride in a van where the alleged $80 exchange was carried out. Police said the buyer also received a hypodermic needle along with the .07 grams of methamphetamine.


Burgess was identified in a photo line-up, police said. Burgess, who was recently living in Kouts, could face up to six years behind bars. Burgess is being held without bail.

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