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Loud Exhaust Results in Drug Bust

(Kingsford Heights, IN) - A loud muffler caught the attention of police, who arrested the driver for allegedly having a variety of drugs in Kingsford Heights. Matthew Rancatore, 34, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court.


Nearly two weeks ago, an officer hearing the loud exhaust began following him and discovered the license plate was registered to another vehicle.


Police kept following the car, which stopped for a short time at four homes on Exeter Road before pulling up to the nearby residence of a suspected drug user on Fairmount Road.


A syringe containing liquid fentanyl along with bags containing a small amount of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana were allegedly located in the vehicle.


According to court documents, the La Porte man claimed he just purchased the vehicle, which also had no insurance.

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