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Fugitive Allegedly Found with Meth

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man could be asking for drug treatment underneath his Christmas tree.  Fred Coon, 57, is charged with level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine in La Porte Circuit Court.


According to court documents, he was approached by police over a week ago behind a pizza restaurant after being spotted fumbling through a plastic grocery bag on Lincolnway, west of Tyler Street.  Police said a computer check turned up a warrant for his arrest.


After being taken to the La Porte County Jail, Coon was allegedly found with a small amount of methamphetamine in his pants pocket.  He could face a six-month to 30-month sentence. 


Court records disclose the warrant was on a charge of Class A misdemeanor theft filed by La Porte Police in October.  The charge could bring as much as a one-year jail sentence for Coon.

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