More than $40,000
in cash and marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms with an estimated street
value of $150,000 were recovered from two Chesterton residences last week by
the Porter County Multi-Enforcement Group (PCMEG), the Porter County
Sheriff’s Police reported after deadline on Friday.
police, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, PCMEG officers responded to a
residence on 10th Street in Chesterton, after receiving an anonymous “Submit
a Tip.” An Adult Probation officer seeking a subject determined to be
non-compliant with probation and residing at that home accompanied the PCMEG
officers, and during a check of the house $11,448 in cash, along with
marijuana, edible marijuana, and paraphernalia were recovered, police said.
developed at that residence then led PCMEG officers to a second house, this
one in the 800 block of South Second Street, where officers were
subsequently allowed inside by a female subject, police said. Although the
homeowner, identified as Thomas W. Harvey, 38, refused to consent to a
search of the house, officers secured the residence and, based on probable
cause, obtained a search warrant, police said. They then found, in the
master bedroom, $31,496 in cash, along with marijuana, edible marijuana,
paraphernalia, and other items “associated with illegal drugs,” police said.
The list of
recovered cash and contraband:
* 1,123 assorted
packages of edible marijuana.
* 15.5 pounds of
* 351 THC vapes.
* 205 jars of THC
* 64 grams of
* 112 items of drug
estimate of the street value of the drugs seized is approximately $150,000,”
Police said that
warrants were being sought charging Harvey and his girlfriend, Becca A.
Broderick, 37, both of Chesterton, with possession of marijuana with intent
to deliver; maintaining a common nuisance; possession of a controlled
substance; and possession of paraphernalia.
everyone to continue to utilize our ‘Submit a Tip,’ which is available on
our website and our app,” the PCSP said. “This is an excellent example of
that feature and the collaborative efforts of PCMEG and Adult Probation.”