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Charges in Police Drug Confrontation

(La Porte, IN) - Charges are filed in connection with a drug related encounter by police in a La Porte neighborhood. Aaron Harrington, 23, was allegedly found with a small amount of methamphetamine and two syringes.


Officers late in the afternoon on January 3 were called to the area of A and 11th streets on a report of a man behind a house shouting and hitting himself. According to authorities involved, Harrington, appearing nervous and sweating profusely, kept placing his hands into a bag and the pockets of his coat.  After putting a hand back into his coat pocket, officers unaware as to whether or not he had a weapon commanded him to keep both hands displayed.


He allegedly refused. 


In response, one of the officers grabbed him by the arm but Harrington pulled away. During a struggle, two other officers joined in and Harrington after taken to the ground was placed in handcuffs. Police said one of the syringes he had appeared to have been freshly used.


Harrington is charged with Possession of <ethamphetamine and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, both Level 6 Felonies, and Class A Misdemeanor Resisting Law Enforcement.

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