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Alleged Drug Traffickers Still Held on Bond

(La Porte County, IN) - A man and woman allegedly found with a buffet of drugs while traveling in La Porte County remain in custody on $50,000 cash bond.


Sadiq Heyward, 28, and Chelsea Hahn, 27, were arrested late in the morning of March 21st on the Indiana Toll Road outside La Porte.


La Porte County Police said they were in a car stopped for tailgating a semi-truck along with a couple of moving violations.


An odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and driver resulted in a search, which allegedly turned up 102 grams of ecstasy, 39 grams of cocaine, 17 grams of methamphetamine, and 11 pounds of marijuana.


The Maryland residents were reportedly traveling from Iowa prior to being pulled over. They were charged with dealing in each drug because of the large quantities seized alongside evidence such as plastic baggies and a scale typically used in selling drugs being recovered from the vehicle, according to court documents.


Authorities note that some of the drugs were found inside of a suitcase recovered from the vehicle's trunk. in addition to a handgun along with ammunition also inside the car.


During their initial hearings in La Porte Circuit Court on Wednesday, the court scheduled a hearing for April 12th to decide a request by Heyward’s defense counsel for a reduction in his bail. The same request could be made for Hahn once she obtains an attorney.

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