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LP man arrested on warrants

May 26, 2017 GMT

MICHIGAN CITY – The La Porte County Drug Task Force, along with The Fugitive Apprehension Street Team has announced the arrest of Vandrick Buchanan, 29, of La Porte.

Buchanan was arrested by The LCDTF and FAST in Michigan City earlier this week, on outstanding warrants through La Porte Circuit Court for a Revocation on Dealing Cocaine “B” Felony and La Porte County Superior Court #3 for Failing to Appear in Court.

The La Porte County Drug Task Force began investigating Buchanan following citizen complaints in both La Porte and Michigan City about Buchanan’s alleged narcotic activities.

The investigation was led by Detectives Nate Battleday and Kyle Shiparski. The LCDTF anticipates new charges to be filed against Buchanan in the near future in regards to alleged cocaine dealing, following a review by The La Porte County Prosecutors Office, in both La Porte and Michigan City. The LCDTF also seized U.S. currency from Buchanan during his arrest.


“The La Porte County Drug Task Force continues to investigate individuals reported to the unit, that are believed to be involved in illegal narcotics sales and trafficking," said Sgt. Andy Hynek commander of the task force. "The unit is committed to following up on complaints from our community, and this arrest/investigation is an example of that.”

The La Porte County Drug Task Force encourages anyone with information about illegal activities to contact the unit via social media or the crime tip hotline at (219) 873-1488.