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traffic stop yields thousands in drugs

Wednesday, January 08, 2020 14:49 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News


More than $17,000 in heroin and cocaine were recovered from a Dodge Charger stopped for rolling through a stop sign in Michigan City.

The drugs allegedly belonged to convicted drug dealer Edward Sanders who was being held Wednesday on $50,000 bond.

Sanders, 46, of Michigan City is charged in LaPorte Superior Court 1 with dealing in cocaine and dealing in a narcotic drug, both level 2 felonies, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

According to court documents, Sanders on January 2 was a passenger in the car drawing the attention of an officer because of tinted windows too dark to see anyone inside.

The car with an "In God We Trust" license plate was pulled over for not completely stopping for a stop sign on W. 9th St., police said.

157 grams of cocaine and 19 grams of heroin inside separate bags were located on the floorboard, court documents revealed.

A loaded .357 magnum revolver under the front seat was also recovered, police said.

The case is set to go before a jury on March 16 after his motion for a fast and speedy trial was granted during his initial hearing Tuesday.

The court is scheduled to decide his request for a reduction in bond on January 21.

In 2008, Sanders was given a 10-year prison sentence for dealing cocaine and five-years on work release for being an habitual offender, according to court records.

According to court records, Sanders was handed a 20-year sentence in 1997 for dealing cocaine.

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