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Meth Seized After Bicycle Chase

(La Porte, IN) - A man who fled from police on a bicycle was allegedly found with a large amount of methamphetamine. Larry Phillips, Jr., 51, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court.


According to court documents, a police officer on January 5 saw Phillips riding a bicycle on Ridge Street in La Porte near the Civic Auditorium.  Police said the officer knew Phillips had warrants out for his arrest and ordered him to stop.


Phillips, though, began peddling faster, making it home before running inside and shutting the door. The officer kicked open the dooir and went inside, where Phillips, who has Cerebral Palsy, was taken to the floor as he began having a seizure, per the authorities.


He was found with methamphetamine in one of his pockets before taken out on a stretcher, before more methamphetamine was found in a second pocket at the hospital. The drugs seized from both locations together weighed 5.4 grams.


Per testimony, Phillips revealed he was going to have a party that night at his house in the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue and hand out the drugs to his friends.


The arrest warrants and current charges are related to his alleged sale and possession of methamphetamine, per the police.  He is being held in the La Porte County Jail on separate bonds of $50,000 and $25,000.

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