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Drug Trafficking

Merrillville man charged with trafficking heroin

Merrillville man charged with trafficking heroin

An unsealed warrant application shows that federal investigators suspect a Merrillville man of selling large amounts of heroin to another dealer in Louisville for at least half a year. That man, Keith Eaton, is now charged in the U.S. District Court in Louisville with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin. Federal attorneys in Hammond applied in January for a warrant to track Eaton's vehicle, and the application was unsealed Thursday. According to it, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency were investigating another drug dealer, Derrick Carter, in Louisville. A confidential informant told them that someone from Gary was selling Carter...