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Gas Pump Heroin Bust

(La Porte, IN - A heroin bust was made at a convenience store outside La Porte. Kristen Linder, 29, was arrested last week at the Family Express next to Pine Lake.


According to La Porte County Police, officers were called on a report of a driver sleeping in a car beside the gas pumps. Upon arrival, police said she was in the driver’s seat with her head down, scratching multiple scratch-off lottery tickets.


With help from a K9 dog, police said a small amount of heroin and three hypodermic needles were found in the car.


The Michigan City woman also had a warrant for her arrest on a probation violation. However, according to court records, her criminal history is mostly for drug and theft-related offenses.

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