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Arrest in Drug Store Fentanyl Sale

(La Porte, IN) - La Porte City Police have taken an alleged fentanyl dealer off the streets. Elias Gonzalez, 22, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Level 5 Felony Dealing a Narcotic Drug.


According to court documents, Gonzalez on December 7th made arrangements to sell 15 pressed fentanyl pills.  Police said he met the buyer inside CVS Pharmacy at 1407 Lincolnway and carried out the exchange. The buyer then left the cash on a shelf in the detergent aisle of the store for Gonzalez to pick-up before he left a package containing the pills.


Charges were filed on January 19th after the results from an Indiana State Police laboratory confirmed the pills contained fentanyl.


Gonzalez, whose address is listed on Stone Lake Drive, was taken into custody on January 23rd.  He was being held in the La Porte County Jail on $20,000 bond. Prior records reveal Gonzalez has an intimidation charge filed in 2021 still undecided in the courts.

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